Reedville Shoreline Garden
Reedville Shoreline Garden

Shoreline Basics — 10 Essentials Every Shoreline Homeowner Needs to Know


2:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Dr., Kilmarnock, VA

2:00 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2023 at the Helen and Tayloe Murphy Hall, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 225202:00 p.m.,

2:00 p.m., Thursday June 15, 2023 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Dr., Kilmarnock, VA


Northern Neck Master Gardeners, working closely with partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and county governments, have built the Shoreline Evaluation Program.  The program is an educational outreach effort that has provided hundreds of property owners with recommendations for improving upland stormwater management, pollutant and sediment runoff, and shoreline erosion.

Taking care of a shoreline presents a unique set of challenges not faced by property owners inland. Shorelines are dynamic and can be affected by the features of the nearby landscape such as areas of pavement and even invasive species. Without careful planning and maintenance, shorelines can erode, which poses a potential threat to inland properties and structures.

Through the Shoreline Evaluation Program, Northern Neck Master Gardeners are helping property owners cope with these problems by providing personalized property reports and community outreach on healthy shorelines.

Read more about the Shoreline Evaluation Program here.




Badly eroded bank
Badly eroded bank



For SEP Team Members