CBCL wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award from Engineers PEI!

We are thrilled to announce that our West Point Cedar Dunes Shoreline Restoration Project has been honored with the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Achievement from Engineers PEI!

West Point Cedar Dunes is a cherished tourism spot in western PEI, home to a historic Lighthouse, Inn, Museum, Provincial Park campground, and beautiful beaches. However, in recent years, the western shoreline faced significant flooding and erosion, endangering the lighthouse site, and causing beach loss towards the campground. In collaboration with PEITI and local stakeholders, our team at CBCL conducted an extensive coastal processes investigation, utilizing field observations and numerical modeling. The result? An innovative ‘work-with-nature’ solution featuring a series of nearshore rock breakwaters.

Just six months after completion, Hurricane Fiona hit with record intensity. The reefs performed admirably, halting shoreline retreat and minimizing damage at the Lighthouse. This project showcases strong climate resilience, providing vital protection for this beloved destination.

We extend our gratitude to Engineers PEI for this prestigious award, and to all who contributed to making this project a success. Together, we are engineering a brighter, more resilient future for our coastal communities.