Plaquemines Parish hired Manchac Consulting Group to design a solution which included artificial oyster reef breakwater and the construction of 5200 feet of earthen berm on both the north and south sides of the marina entrance in front of the levee. Martin Ecosystems installed 4600 feet of EcoShield to protect the newly constructed earthen berm.
All evidence shows that the vegetated mat system is working. It is protecting the earthen berm from erosive waves by reducing wave heights while vegetation continues to spread. This is despite the early challenges of poor soil quality. Full article can be read in Land & Water Magazine.