Front Beach ‘living shoreline’ project

Sand on Front Beach in Ocean Springs is known to blow away easily and the city often spends thousands of dollars to replace the sand on the beach.

Now, with the help of a $150,000 state tideland fund, the city is going to take part in a program called the ‘living shoreline.’

A living shoreline is a protected, stabilized coastal edge made of natural materials such as plants, sand, or rock. Unlike a concrete seawall or other hard structure, which impedes the growth of plants and animals, living shorelines grow over time.

City officials hope to start work on the shoreline in the next few months.

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