Urban Shores Working Group

The GFL Sweetgrass Shoreline Restoration project has convened an Urban Shorelines Working Group (USWG) composed of scientists, designers, regulators, planners, and local stakeholders to identify and prioritize study sites for living shoreline demonstration projects, and to participate in the design of prototypes that will be developed into permit and construction design documents.

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Prototyping Begins!

The Sweetgrass team spent the winter designing potential floating wetland and other shoreline restoration prototypes, as well as applying for permits needed for a successful spring launch. Jenn Engelke lead  the design effort and came up with drawings that the prototyping team has been able to start building this past March. The prototyping team, which …


Nancy & Mason on the Urban Rivers Podcast

Nancy Rottle and Mason Bowles, our team leads, were recently interviewed on the Urban Rivers Podcast. Check it out!  


Urban Shoreline Working Group Design Workshops

On two consecutive Fridays in October, the Urban Shorelines Working Group came together for a design charrette to kick off design ideas for multiple shoreline restoration sites. The Group was broken up into six different teams, each representing a different site in the Seattle area.  The design brief asked teams to propose a “Living Shoreline” …