• Pictures Show Alarming Oxford Strand Erosion Despite "Restoration"

    March 15, 2024
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    The Oxford Strand Shoreline has been in the news recently because of the controversial nature of the restoration that seems to be doing more harm than good to the iconic landmark.

    The following pictures of the Strand were taken on Friday, March 15, and show alarming erosion that appears to be occurring at a higher pace than prior to the work which brought in tons of sand that now seem to have disappeared.

    Here is a picture of the Strand prior to the "restoration:"

    Here are the pictures today after the restoration has been "settling" for a couple of months:

    Not exactly the way it was supposed to work or the picture we have of this project when it "worked."

    Some will say that the "living shorelines" haven't been established yet and that is why it looks this way. Based on these pictures, where will the plants be planted, in front of the sand? Behind the erosion? Where did all those tons of sand go?

    The Town is sticking by the project, sending emissaries out to local "information" nights to tell people that they aren't seeing what they are seeing.

    Trouble for them is, we aren't blind. We see the damage and we see the time and money wasted while other parts of town that NEED true flood relief are ignored.

    And we have Commissioners calling citizens liars. They are shaming the wrong people.

    For more information on this project, read these articles:

    Passion From Green Advocates Can't Dispel Strand Project Issues And Misrepresentations - Easton Gazette

    It's Ugly But You'll Get Used To It - Easton Gazette

    Hundreds Of Years Of Nature's Work Destroyed On Oxford Strand - Easton Gazette



    Jan Greenhawk

    Jan Greenhawk is a former teacher and school administrator for over thirty years. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Maryland. She also spent over twenty-five years coaching/judging gymnastics and coaching women’s softball.
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