New York: Tottenville Shoreline Protection Project

Benefits: Enhances the shore’s ecology while providing social resilience.

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New York, New York: $19.82 Million


The neighborhood of Tottenville—the southernmost point in both New York City and the state—plays an important role in absorbing the impacts of coastal storms and mitigating risks from surges and wave action.

Project Description

Projected sea level rise of 30 inches by 2080, coupled with the increasing frequency and intensity of storms due to climate change, threaten to overwhelm the shoreline’s capacity to protect lives and property. This project employs nature-based solutions such as an earthen berm, hybrid dune, eco-revetments, green infrastructure, and a restored wetland to mitigate existing and anticipated increases in coastal storm risk.

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