Would you be interested in a book on living shorelines for Florida's saltwater and estuarine systems?

Building living shorelines can help Florida's declining water quality, and my co-authors and I are trying to determine the interest level and need for a book on this topic.

The book would be useful for homeowners both on and off the water, landscape designers and architects, marine contractors, sustainability personnel, native plant enthusiasts, and anyone interested in how living shorelines function.
 
Please help! We'd like to know if you are interested in a book about LIVING SHORELINES FOR FLORIDA. In the comments, please be specific about your interest, and why. For example, answer "YES, (or no), because..."
 
The book would focus on salt-water/estuarine systems, but would also include conceptual information on freshwater ponds.
 
Chapters would include information on mangroves, living shoreline plants, oyster reefs, how living shorelines concepts can work for you even if you live on a canal, and basic "how-to" information. There will even be information on creating upland buffers to filter out pollutants before they reach the water, and about how living shorelines relate to current topics like blue carbon and sea level rise.

The book will also include many photos and graphics to make understanding how it all works easy, and to help readers see examples of living shorelines in action.
 
Thanks for your feedback!

by Marjorie Shropshire, Editor, The Palmetto

Comments

Adam Old said…
Yes. It could be useful for institutional landowners with a lot of waterfront.
Hoboe Jane said…
Definitely would be a worthwhile, informative book!
Susan Dooley said…
Yes! My neighbor and I share a 6-acre freshwater pond, and I would love to know which plants would benefit its water quality while also reducing erosion.
Kevalsha said…
Yes, I would be interested mainly about the plant info. but all other information would be also useful.
heather said…
Yes, it would be useful for the condo association on the estuary with fringe mangrove habitat all around where I live.
Alex said…
Yes, I live in a neighborhood with a living estuary.
Anonymous said…
This would be useful for local governments and their engineering consultants. So many opportunities are missed, even grants, because they haven't seen good examples to know what is possible. I don't live on the water but would buy this to educate myself and share with others.
BocaExecuSpace said…
Yes, it is definitely worth the while.
Clifford said…
Yes, I would be very interested in LIVING SHORELINES FOR FLORIDA.. My wife and I are very interested in the native Florida environment. We hope to get a piece of property along the shore and will need to know how to how to keep it as natural as possible.

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