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Priest to deliver program on living shorelines

Bena resident Walter I. Priest III (“WIP” to some) will share his expertise in wetlands design and restoration in the Guinea Heritage Association’s next Fourth Friday program.

The program will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Buck’s Store Museum, Bena.

Gloucester County has more than 500 miles of shoreline, and shoreline and marshes define the area of Guinea bordered by the York and Severn rivers and Mobjack Bay.

Priest will discuss the concepts behind living shorelines. NOAA defines living shorelines as “those that use plants or other natural elements—sometimes in combination with harder shoreline structures”—to stabilize coastal properties, bays, and tributaries.

By showing examples of living shorelines constructed in Gloucester, Priest will demonstrate the application of living shoreline principles.

This and other Fourth Friday programs are free and open to everyone. Light refreshments and time to ask questions and visit are included in the one-hour progr...

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