Spur Road – dover, NH




Spur Road is a private home with a narrow band of eroding salt marsh along the eastern bank of the Bellamy River in Dover. The landowner wanted the design team to protect existing salt marsh and his lawn from further erosion and maintain lawn space for personal use.


The preliminary designs developed through the Great Bay Living Shoreline Project are meant to illustrate techniques to incorporate softer/green techniques into shoreline stabilization projects in coastal NH.  The preliminary designs are not final, have not been granted regulatory approval, and are insufficient for construction. Advancing preliminary designs through subsequent steps of project development will require assistance from an environmental consulting firm to finalize: site assessment, engineering designs, permit applications, and construction specifications.

Design Team Materials

Below are links to the team’s design memo, design plans, recorded presentation given at the final GBLS workshop in April 2022, and suggestions and comments provided to the design team to push the project further.

Design Team

The Spur Road Design Team was comprised of six professionals with backgrounds in engineering, ecology, and landscape architecture.


  • Annique Fleurat, P.E., Water Resources Engineer – VHB
  • Derek Newhall, Water Resources Engineer – Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
  • Jill Griffiths, P.E., Water Resources Engineer – Gomez and Sullivan Engineers, DPC
  • Tom Brightman, Environmental Steward/Ecologist, Principal – Osprey Ecological Services, LLC
  • Conor Madison, Environmental Scientist – GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Magdalena Ayed, MACC Certified, Coastal Stewardship Planner – The Harborkeepers