Environmental Consultant, Grower and Landscape Contractor
Rob has been working on the Florida coastline and in the Caribbean since 1973, and has carried out over 1900 dune restoration and management projects ranging from large scale (miles of shoreline per project) hurricane repairs to sophisticated, comprehensive habitat restorations.
Coastal Management & Consulting 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 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, Indigo Cay (Bahamas), Hutchison Island and Governor Beach, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies.
Rob regularly addresses professional organizations at conferences 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.
Beachfront landscape management often involves working in areas where permits are required for planting and pruning activities, either from the state or local agencies.This presentation will discuss policies, permitting issues and landscaping practices for projects ranging from general maintenance to sophisticated habitat restorations. We will present examples of common and not so common but valuable […]