North End Beach & Silt Curtains

2019 Status:

Established: December 2015 & December 2017

Purpose: Reunite the breach between the north marsh and the rest of the island.  Silt Curtains were used to contain the flow of sedimentation back into the bay.

Substrate: Beneficial dredge material, which is mucky during high tide but has a gently sloping bay to beach access. Silt Curtains (turbidity curtain) are made of woven geotextile fabrics, which floats within mucky silt. 

Wildlife: Foraging endangered species (including a Piping Plover), waders, mixed migratory shorebirds, fin-fish, Osprey (perched).

Status: The North Beach slope has become flatter, which is creating higher flooding levels during high tides.  This area is a favorite roosting, foraging, and chick feeding location for many resident and migratory species. A Piping Plover, a federally endangered species, was seen foraging in June.

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2020 Report

Coming soon. See the 2019 report below for the most up-to-date status.

2019 Report

Established: December 2015 & December 2017

Purpose: Reunite the breach between the north marsh and the rest of the island.  Silt Curtains were used to contain the flow of sedimentation back into the bay.

Substrate: Beneficial dredge material, which is mucky during high tide but has a gently sloping bay to beach access. Silt Curtains (turbidity curtain) are made of woven geotextile fabrics, which floats within mucky silt.

Wildlife: Foraging endangered species, waders, mixed migratory shorebirds, fin-fish, Osprey (perched).

Status: The North Beach slope has become flatter, which is creating higher flooding levels during high tides.  This area is a favorite roosting, foraging, and chick feeding location for many resident and migratory species. A Piping Plover, a federally endangered species, was seen foraging in May.

The IRS  has determined that the Mordecai Land Trust is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”) and not a private foundation pursuant to sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Code. Mordecai Land Trust was established in 2001.

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