Sunset Point Park
TOWN OF COLLINGWOOD
GEORGIAN BAY LARGE
WOODY DEBRIS SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT
Together with the Environment Network and the Town of Collingwood, Tatham completed a shoreline restoration pilot project at Sunset Point Park – a scenic and popular waterfront park that is well-loved by the community. The pilot project was an effort to determine the feasibility of using “nature based” shoreline protection approaches, which offer a greener alternative to traditional use of boulders, armour stone, or shore walls.
The project idea was conceived after the Saugeen Ojibway Nation – who are consulted on all MNRF works permits in their traditional territory – encouraged consideration for greener shoreline protection practices.
The installation is a “large woody debris” revetment, consisting of cut cedar trees that were anchored into the shoreline bank, emulating the protection that is naturally provided by driftwood on beaches. We believe this to be the first such installation in Georgian Bay, however, this technique has been successful in the Pacific Northwest. The project was funded by the provincial government under the Great Lakes Local Action Fund.
Alongside the Environment Network, Tatham will continue to assess and monitor the project to determine if this novel approach can be applied in other locations. We are proud to have forward thinking clients who are eager to partner on new ideas and are we are excited that this project grew into an opportunity for innovation and community involvement.
- Environment Network
- Town of Collingwood
- preliminary & detail design
- permitting & approvals
- tendering & review
- construction inspection
- contract administration