The Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association has been awarded a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant for Historic Properties. This grant, administered by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission (RIHPHC), is funded by the National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Important components of this new project include the following:
• Replanting the entire 49,000 square foot lawn with a drought tolerant seed. The lawn will be repaired in areas where depressions in the park surface currently contribute to erosion of the banks.
• Additional erosion control vegetation will be planted to replace plants lost during the storm. These plants, to be installed at the top of the riprap, will help stabilize the park surface in the event of a future storm surge.
• During the restoration of the lawn the park will be closed until the grass is established enough for public use. Thank you for your anticipated patience as we attempt to make another important improvement to this historically and environmentally important property.
We are very thankful for this new grant, and look forward to coming together as a community to repair Stillhouse Cove.
See pictures of Stillhouse Cove during Hurricane Sandy and the 2013 restoration.
Stillhouse Cove During Hurricane Sandy
During the fall of 2013, more than 10 feet of eroded shoreline was reconstructed with assistance from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Technical assistance for the 2013 post-Sandy project was provided by both the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), and Save the Bay (STB).