Time-lapse video: Patchogue creating a living shoreline at Shorefront Park


Patchogue Village has released a time-lapse video that shows the dramatic progress of its ambitious overhaul of the shoreline at Shorefront Park.

The video begins at sunrise on Jan. 17 and takes the viewer all the way up to late afternoon of Feb. 14. Capture in the images is the removal of the longstanding bulkhead and the beginnings of the establishment of a living shoreline.

In December, the village unveiled its plans for a new living shoreline at Shorefront Park. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the summer this year.

Running the full length of the park’s approximate 1,200-foot waterfront edge, the new living shoreline will boast a rock revetment wall and a 50-foot wide wetland area with vegetation and sand dunes. The concept mimics natural features and processes using native materials.

Officials said it will protect the area against storm surge and improve biodiversity and water quality.

Click below to see the time lapse video

The new shorefront design is by VHB Engineering and QRP Landscape Architects. The work is being carried out by Galvin Brothers Construction.

The living shoreline is but one portion of the plans to renovate Shorefront Park, home of the annual Great South Bay Music Festival. New playground equipment was previously installed at the park and recreational plans are under consideration for the upland portion of the park.

Top image: Video still (YouTube)