Kevin Kelly Living Shoreline Planting Memorial

August 27, 2015

ESA had the honor to work with the South River Federation to install a living shoreline in memory of our founder Kevin Kelly. The team worked together to install plantings along a previously dilapidated shoreline and in an adjacent rain garden within the Annapolis Hillsmere Community. Kevin had worked within Hillsmere to address erosion concerns and determined that the beach in question was actually aggrading. ESA made recommendations on how to capture the aggradation and these design parameters were implemented. Consequently, when the South River Federation approached ESA with this particular site in mind to honor Kevin, ESA jumped at the chance. It was beautiful summer day to honor and memorialize our Founder and dear friend.