Living Shorelines

Nearly half of Mobile Bay’s shoreline is armored with bulkheads and concrete seawalls under the assumption that they prevent erosion. Unfortunately, these hard structures are expensive, temporary, and actually cause erosion in adjacent areas, speeding the breakdown of our fragile shores. Property owners on Mobile Bay are increasingly turning to “living shorelines” as a cost-effective solution to beach erosion that also benefits the natural ecosystem and local economy.

Learn more about living shorelines as a natural alternative to coastline erosion helping to preserve Mobile Bay and other coastal communities.

About the Director

Always intrigued with the natural world, Laurence Alexander received an MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking after obtaining a BS in Conservation Biology from Clemson University. Laurence's production experience ranges from crewing for short films to working as a camera operator at live events, and she was contracted by the U.S. Geological Survey to produce a public outreach film on brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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