Rob Barron

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Environmental Consultant, Grower and Landscape Contractor
40 years of experience in design and installation of coastal landscapes, including both ornamental and restoration projects
Owner of Coastal Growers / Coastal Management & Consulting

Rob has been working on the Florida coastline and in the Caribbean since 1973, and has carried out over 1000 dune restoration and management projects ranging from large scale (miles of shoreline per project) hurricane repairs to sophisticated, comprehensive habitat restorations. Coastal Management specializes in no-irrigation-system projects to replicate the complete coastal ecosystem, using a strong and population balanced mix of native plant species. Most landscape installations are now for high end, oceanfront private homes integrating storm protective dune function with the demand for an attractive and sustainable vista. Coastal Growers nursery specializes in propagation and production of rare and listed coastal species not generally available in the trade, cultured to optimize survival installed in projects without irrigation systems. The nursery produces 60+ native species from colorful flowers to striking specimens including several for which Coastal Growers is the sole source. Some of Rob’s more notable projects include dunescapes, repairs and restorations for City of Delray Beach, Town of Jupiter Island, Elbow Key (Bahamas), Manalapan private preserve, Cistern Cay (Bahamas), Hutchison Island and Governor Beach, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies. He regularly addresses professional organizations at conference on coastal policy, plant science and landscape management practices. He has also tenaciously and successfully lobbied for significant revisions to coastal management policy and regulation at state and local levels.