Your Coastal Resilience Specialists

Living Shorelines

Living shorelines are an environmentally superior, competitively priced alternative to hardened bulkheads and seawalls. As a more effective and environmentally sound solution, living shorelines can improve water quality, provide fisheries habitat, increase biodiversity, and promote recreation.

Our proprietary QuickReef® living shoreline system is a proven coastal erosion solution using the same chemical compound as an oyster shell to instantly reduce boat and wave energy!

In oyster-rich waters, our QuickReef® system does just that – quickly creates an oyster reef!
The interstitial spacing created from the arrangement of QuickReef® units protects oyster spat from shorebirds and other predators, providing the ideal nursery for them to mature and flourish. 

Living Shoreline Materials

Every shoreline is unique. That’s why we employ a variety of living shoreline materials and designs to solve the specific concerns of our landowners. Follow the links below to learn about some of our most common living shoreline materials.

Customer Testimonials

There is no one in a better position to be a steward of our coast than private landowners.
We are honored when you choose us to partner with you in that effort.

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Native Shorelines’ Director of Coastal Restoration
Mary-Margaret McKinney
has been honored with 2022 Pelican Award
from the North Carolina Coastal Federation
Promoting and Increasing
the Use of Living Shorelines 
in North Carolina


“The Pelican Awards annually recognize the effective work of people, businesses, nonprofit groups, local and state governments and educators to improve environmental quality on the North Carolina coast. Award recipients have demonstrated exemplary commitment and undertaken meaningful actions to protect and restore our coast.”

– NC Coastal Federation

Read more about Mary-Margaret’s work 
and that of the other 2022 Pelican Award recipients in the 
Summer 2022 edition of Our Coast magazine.

Native Shorelines in the News

Click the magazine covers and videos below to enjoy recent news and magazine articles highlighting our work.

Unlimited NC General Contractors License 64807

U.S. patents may apply to these products. U.S. Patent No. 11946215. Additionally, U.S. patents are pending on these products.