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A living shoreline
  • Reclaim the beauty and resilience of your shoreline.

A remarkable opportunity to involve yourself in the healing process of our natural world.

Kanati is a licensed shoreland contractor with the means to consult, design and install shoreline restoration. Unforeseen issues such as soil erosion, inclement weather, ice buildup, and pesky animals like muskrats can have an adverse effect on your shoreline, causing damage and oftentimes loss of land. We strive to minimize out-of-pocket expenses by sourcing all available avenues for cost-share and ensure you peace of mind while working with our Urban Small-scale Project Manager to design and implement your shoreline rehabilitation.

Planting a lakeshore buffer with native plant species can reduce nutrient loading, soil erosion, flooding, weed-invasion, and long-term maintenance costs while improving water quality and increasing habitat diversity for both aquatic and terrestrial species. Our customized plan will ecologically correct any existing shoreline issues as well as address future problems so you can enjoy your shoreline for years to come.

Shoreline Restoration & Rehabilitation Considerations:

An on-site consultation is performed to understand the owner’s objectives and to determine the following:

  • Type of shoreline (slope of bank).
  • Height and shape of the bank.
  • Rate at which the shoreline is eroding.
  • Available landward space for marsh migration.
  • Level of wave or wind energy in the area.
  • Evidence of Existing Vegetation & Existing structures.
  • Accessibility of Site.

Planning and design elements are then assessed:

  • Inclusion of structural and organic elements.
  • Proposed native seed mixes, plants, shrubs, and tree types.
  • Designed to preserve property owner’s view.

Additional factors to be considered in terms of cost and applicability:

  • Complexity of design.
  • Need for expertise and labor.
  • Opportunities for financial assistance.
  • Amount of maintenance required.
Preparing for a Shoreline Restoration Project
  • Familiarize yourself with local regulations: Research and understand the permits and regulations required for shoreline restoration in your area. Our experts can assist you in navigating these requirements.

  • Collaborate with our team: Engage in open communication with our experts, sharing your goals and concerns. They will guide you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have.

  • Prepare the site: Assist in clearing any debris or obstructions from the shoreline to facilitate a smooth installation process. Ensure access points are readily available for our team.

  • Educate neighbors: Inform neighboring property owners about the restoration project, fostering understanding and cooperation within the community.

For more information, contact us to speak to a shoreline restoration professional.

Ways we can help

Contact us for service inquiries or an on-site consultation to get started.