What Is A Terminal Groin?
A terminal groin is a long wall or hardened structure that extends out toward the ocean adjacent to an inlet or at the end of a coastal land mass.Learn More
Rich Inlet and Figure 8 Island: A Natural Partnership
What makes Rich Inlet, a natural inlet, so special? How will the terminal groin proposal by the Figure 8 Homeower’s Association board threaten this natural system?
Our video explores these questions and more with experts in coastal geology, wildlife and coastal science. Property owners and state leaders are also interviewed about the consequences of engineering this unique natural coastal treasure.
The Impact of a Terminal Groin at Rich Inlet
A Terminal Groin at Rich Inlet would destroy:
- Protected habitat for threatened bird species including the Piping Plover and Red Knot.
- Critical habitats for bird nesting and fish.
- Public access for people who enjoy this natural inlet system.