Safe Harbor is a small, interdisciplinary environmental consulting group, with an Office overlooking Duck Creek Marsh, in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. Safe Harbor studies the Natural Energy Systems already present in Nature and utilizes some of this energy to assist coastal restoration efforts. One example is our Biomimicry sand collection system, which restores coastal dunes. Mimicking the performance of native Beach Grass, our minimal profile Biomimicry generates turbulence in laminar flow storm winds transporting sand. Turbulence incrementally reduces wind velocity, which reduces sand transport and sand is collected. More wind, more sand.
Storms are interactions of Energy and Mass. Historical responses to storm erosion usually attempt to manage mass with replacement sand or protective structures. On appropriate sites, our strategy "manages Storm energy". We have discovered that if we can manage the Energy, the Energy will manage the Mass for us. We realize this is a new idea but we may be ready for some new ideas.
We were recently invited by NOAA's US Fish and Wildlife Service, to introduce our Biomimicry Coastal Restoration System as part of their National Restoration Webinar Series. Enhancing green infrastructure with emerging green technologies contributes to more resilient coastal resources.
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Safe Harbor uses interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative restoration techniques. For more information view FIELD TEAM.
OUR INTERN TEAM
Safe Harbor's Intern Team are members of our intern program which offers a wide range of opportunities for continuing education and participation in our interdisciplinary Coastal Restoration projects. The goal of our 2018 program is to provide appropriate, supportive experiences for our Interns to develop leadership, management, communication and thinking skills for effective environmental decision making. SEE INTERN TEAM
OUR RESEARCH TEAM
OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM
Safe Harbor Environmental offers year round VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for volunteering on coastal restoration projects. There are no age, experience or educational restrictions.
Safe Harbor works with interdisciplinary professionals, to create teams addressing unique environmental challenges. For more information on our collaborators please visit our COLLABORATORS PAGE
OUR EDUCATION TEAM
We have recently begun to offer small grants in support of individuals we feel have commitments to enhance their own environmental vision and expand the environmental vision of our greater community. For more information please visit our VISION GRANT PAGE.
OUR ADVOCACY PROJECTS
OUR ANNUAL VISION RETREAT
Safe Harbor offers its team an annual three day retreat on the edge of the Earth in the Keepers House at Race Point lighthouse. This includes a field trip through the linked habitats of salt marsh, dunes, upper and lower beach and intertidal zone. We use this opportunity compare diversity with the degree of stress in each habitat. Safe Harbor has been involved in planning the restoration of this marsh. This time away but together helps our team develop a shared vision of what Safe Harbor could be and define some reachable goals for the coming year. For more information please visit our VISION RETREAT.