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R.S. Walsh donates, installs vegetation for city project

By Staff | Jul 9, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED R.S. Walsh Landscaping installs grasses for the emergency shore protection project along Sanibel-Captiva Road, near Blind Pass.

R.S. Walsh Landscaping donated and installed 250 native seashore paspalum grasses, 70 seacoast marsh elders and 250 sea purslane to help protect and enhance the beach at the end of Sanibel-Captiva Road, near Blind Pass. The grasses will help prevent erosion and improve water quality at the newly-completed emergency shore protection project conducted by the city of Sanibel.

“We are proud to help enhance this project, and the city has done an excellent job of executing the project in a fast-tracked manner to protect the roadway,” R.S. Walsh Project Manager Jeremy Walsh said. “With the current city budget constraints, we felt this was a way for us to lend our assistance and provide a level of environmental stewardship that we strive for when working on the islands.”

In addition, R.S. Walsh completed section I of the vegetation plantings located at the site. The primary goal of the project is to stabilize the sand and prevent erosion and possible washouts of the roadway.