Citizen submitted report to the Cape Charles Mirror
Inspired by the research of wetland scientists in the Netherlands, the Jefferson Parish in Louisiana took discarded Christmas trees and—rather than abandoning them in a landfill—used the trees to protect and help restore the marsh. They are used to construct shoreline fences, creating a wave break to slow land erosion. With calmer water between the fence and the shoreline, vegetation has an opportunity to grow.
Here on the Eastern Shore, Kiptopeke is looking for donated Christmas trees to help protect our shoreline.