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Thursday, November 13, 2014



Conservation moorings as a tool to minimize boating impacts to eelgrass: Observations from Massachusetts  Presented at the Restore America's Estuaries conference in Washington DC, November 1-6

L. Berry Engler, K. Uiterwyk, T. Evans

 A few highlights from the presentation:

 
Mooring scars in eelgrass meadow. 2014.  LightHawk flight






Gear costs  from 2014 installation in West Falmouth, MA and


Eco- Mooring



Helix Anchor 1 ½” sq. sharft 8’long w/ 8” & 10” helices $469







Eco Mooring Rode $500







Eco Mooring Misc. Shackles & Chain $222







Installation  Cost $800












Total for one eco-mooring $1,991


Diver measuring eelgrass scar
































































 

























































Eco-mooring installed