HomeResiliency‘Green’ and ‘Gray’ Approaches to a Barrier Island


‘Green’ and ‘Gray’ Approaches to a Barrier Island — 3 Comments

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  2. Plum Island is also a study in contrasts in the use of different resiliency measures. Ellis’ beach grass is what’s considered “green infrastructure,” a tread lightly approach that seeks to enhance and complement the natural environment. Others on Plum Island are committed to the more permanent, hardened solutions of walls and barriers, known as “gray infrastructure.”

    • Neither solutions are really permanent. Gray solutions weaken over time as solutions and shift the problem of erosion. Green Solutions actually strengthen over time. I think . of the Childhood Game, “Rock, Scissors, Paper”. Building upon the center groin has increased erosion to homeowners north of the groin. Similar situation to Northern Reservation Terrace. Should have known. Very disappointing.

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