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SPEL Vegetated EcoShield

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Vegetated EcoShield

A New Line of Defense for Shoreline Protection and Bank Stabilization Vegetated EcoShield® is a living shoreline product that compliments flood protection by reducing wave energies and extending the life of shorelines, levee systems, berms, and terraces. It is lightweight, easy to install, and requires minimal maintenance.

Research & Field Tested

Research conducted by LSU demonstrated that one layer of EcoShield® reduced wave run up by 40% and LiDAR confirmed that vegetation nearly doubled within 1 year, suggesting deep rooted plants.

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"EcoShield® served an important role in stabilizing the berm material. If nothing was done, a significant portion of the seaward face of the berm would have been lost to wind and wave action." - Daniel Dehon, Manchac Consulting system
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Slope Design/Shaping

A smooth surface ensures that base matrix layers will provide maximum protection without bumps and gaps.
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Matrix Layers

Determining the correct number of base matrix layers for the energy environment ensures the appropriate amount of protective coverage from wave energies.
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Pre-vegetated matrix position strip at mean tide ensures the reduction in erosive waves and access to water to support plant anchoring, growth, and spread.

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The Water Institute of the Gulf Endorsement

In 2015, Vegetated EcoShield® received the endorsement of The Water Institute of the Gulf, as an innovative technology for Shoreline Protection and Bank Stabilization.


  • Reducing Wave Energies
  • Stabilizing Loose Soils
  • Promoting Vegetative Growth
Visit Our Resource Page for more information about our Floating Breakwaters.

Sales Inquiries

Our team can solve complex environmental challenges with unique and natural solutions. If you have a project in mind, we’d love to talk about how we can help.

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Our Process

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We will collaborate with you to determine the best options for your project needs.
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We have the expertise to create a successful project.
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We manufacture all of our products in Baton Rouge, LA.
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We have the experience and expertise to install or manage the installation of your project.