Coastal Restoration Projects
Following Hurricane Sandy, the coastline of Delaware Bay sustained damage in many areas. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control received grants as a result of Hurricane Sandy to rehabilitate and improve the functionality and sustainability for several areas along the Delaware Bay. This paper is a coastal management case study of five of these areas, including restoration of horseshoe crab habitat, new water control structures for coastal wetlands areas, and coastal protection structures. This paper will include lessons learned and recommendations for future shoreline coastal management to improve resiliency and sustainability.