Wave Attenuation Devices (WAD®s)
Established: September 17, 2019

Purpose: A breakwater structure designed to dissipate wave energy, reduce erosion, allow for sand accretion and to create a new critical habitat for invertebrates and fish.

Substrate: Pyramidal shaped blocks (5) with triangular openings, made of concrete material.

Wildlife: Occasional perching shorebirds.

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2020 Report

Established: September 17, 2019

Purpose: A breakwater structure designed to dissipate wave energy, reduce erosion, allow for sand accretion and to create a new critical habitat for invertebrates and fish.

Substrate: Pyramidal shaped blocks (5) with triangular openings, made of concrete material.

Wildlife: Occasional perching shorebirds.

2020 Status: The devices are stable and continue to dissipate wave energy. Submerged aquatic vegetation (eelgrass) is growing on the leeward side and algae growth can be observed on the base of the structures.

2019 Report

Established: September 17, 2019

Purpose: A breakwater structure designed to dissipate wave energy, reduce erosion, allow for sand accretion and to create a new critical habitat for invertebrates and fish.

Substrate: Pyramidal shaped blocks with triangular openings, made of concrete material.

Wildlife: None

Status: Five new breakwater structures that were transported by barge and then installed along the south west section of Mordecai.

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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