Community-based restoration projects provide educational benefits through programs that foster a more scientifically and environmentally informed public. In some areas, coastal residents of all ages become involved in the construction and monitoring of local reefs (e.g., SCORE). Waterfront property owners are informed about the ecological benefits of filter feeding bivalves to water quality and overall coastal ecosystem health. Small scale reef restoration projects may be implemented successfully with private citizen involvement.

Appropriate metrics: reef density; associated fauna; reef architecture; salinity; dissolved oxygen; turbidity.

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