Coastal Protection

The struggle for land (and sand) is a matter of survival for Sylt

 

 

Coastal Protection

The interplay of wind and waves is an unpredictable force, and the inhabitants of Sylt realized early on that they must actively work towards protecting their land. The effort started almost 150 years ago and developed into extensive coastal defensive measures.

What began with planting marram grass to stabilize the dunes and the installation of oak groynes is continued with modern means today. Beach nourishment with about 1,000,000 m³ of sand each year and an unflagging commitment in all areas of environmental protection serve a single purpose: to safeguard a unique landscape and preserve the living space of almost 20,000 people.

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