MIDLAND, Va. – Two shoreline erosion control projects currently underway in Maryland and Virginia will feature Smith-Midland Corporation’s award-winning product, Beach Prisms.
The first project, located near Ocean City, Md., will provide a mainland community protection in two erosion-prone areas from the damaging effects of boaters who do not adhere to posted speed limits. Such practices can accelerate shoreline erosion, according to Jay McKenna, Beach Prisms regional sales manager for Smith-Midland. This project, which includes 40 prisms, will result in the formation of an artificial reef, which will immediately provide a sanctuary for small marine life, will slow or stop erosion and will contribute to the overall improvement of water quality. Funding for this project is being provided by the Assateague Coastal Trust, and the progress of the installation will be featured on the organization’s web site at www.actforbays.org.