Living Shoreline - Sanibel

Kelly Brothers (KBI) worked with the City of Sanibel on a project to create a “living shoreline” along Woodring Road fronting San Carlos Bay on Sanibel Island. The work entailed 420 LF of riprap revetment and 685 LF of living shoreline. The revetment included reconfiguration of existing riprap, placement of sand, and the positioning of new 18”-36” riprap. The living shoreline included vertical installation of 42” dia. reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), 48” custom made concrete artificial reef balls and 36” to 48” armor stone placed along the toe of the revetment. The living shoreline, which is part of the City’s environmental study, was created with 94 RCPs, 85 reef balls, and 85 armor stones. The RCPs and the reef balls are filled with sand or mixture of sand and fossilized shell to act as plant containers for future mangrove growth.

City of Sanibel

Hans Wilson & Associates
1938 Hill Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33901


Date Completed:
July 2022