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After long haul, Pines on the Severn gets its living shoreline

After long haul, Pines on the Severn gets its living shoreline

After four years of effort, including suing a state agency for the permits, Pines on the Severn is close to completing a living shoreline project to replace decaying bulkhead in Chase Creek. The community project, funded through the Department of Natural Resources, sits where two prongs of the creek split next to the community beach off Severn Way. Where aging bulkhead used to armor the water's edge, contractor Underwood and Associates has used truckloads of sand, sandstone, cobble to build what will become a living shoreline. "It is all about the process, natural process. We use the latest science to create conditions where nature will work for us," contractor Keith...

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