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Savannah State University Marsh Promenade

 

The Marsh Promenade Project provides walking access to a 200 yard stretch of unobscured marshfront with a low impact development footpath. This project filters stormwater runoff, reduces the rate of erosion, and improves the health of the marsh and tidal creek.

 

This project was a collaboration between Savannah Tree Foundation, Savannah State University (SSU), Maupin Engineering, and Barge Design Solutions, with a grant provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The original grant application was submitted in 2017, and the project was completed in November 2020. 

 

In addition to the creation of the footpath, the area was seeded for wetland plants and ten trees were planted, including four tupelos (Nyssa sylvatica), three bald cypress (Taxodium distichum), and three eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana).