Keller Williams Red Day... a very cool effort to stop erosion of the shoreline and filter out yucky run-off by planting hardy, native plant life. It was incredible to see everyone working so hard to restore our local ecosystem! The event was headed up by South River Federation, and here is an explanation of what they do from their website:
"The South River Federation has worked with a number of communities on the River to replace bulkhead and revetment with natural “living shoreline” projects. These projects rely less on structural materials, such as rock and lumber, for stabilization, and instead work with the wave energy on the River and creeks to prevent erosion and provide vital habitat for animals such as terrapins and horseshoe crabs that spend critical phases of their lives at the water’s edge. These living shorelines are stabilized with native shrubs and grasses and also provide important nesting and feeding areas for shorebirds and other wildlife."