2017 DE Living Shorelines Workshop

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The workshop is currently at capacity, but we do have a waitlist. Please register yourself on the waitlist and you will be notified if a spot becomes available. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Brittany.Haywood@state.de.us or 302-739-9939.

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DNREC Lewes Field Office

901 Pilottown Road

Lewes, DE 19958

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The workshop is currently at capacity, but we do have a waitlist. Please register yourself on the waitlist and you will be notified if a spot becomes available. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at Brittany.Haywood@state.de.us or 302-739-9939.
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Get up to speed on new techniques in shoreline management. The workshop is free, lunch is provided, and you are welcome to attend one or both days. So bring your boots and brains and come learn about living shorelines.

2017's workshop will introduce the key concepts in planning, designing and monitoring of living shorelines with an undercurrent theme focusing on the plant communities that constitute these shoreline stabilization tactics. Attendees can expect to come away with a basic understanding of the types of living shorelines, the factors that affect the design process, how to troubleshoot shoreline issues, suitable plants, and monitoring efforts to ensure project goals.

Please note that due to limited space and high demand, workshop participants who work within the State of Delaware will be given priority seating. If you work outside of Delaware, you will be placed on a waitlist, and will be notified if space becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.

Highlighted Presenters

  • Karen Duhring, Center for Coastal Resource Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science: Karen Duhring is a coastal scientist and outreach coordinator at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William & Mary. Karen organizes and conducts living shorelines training for marine professionals, regulatory agencies, Master Gardeners & Master Naturalists, and the general public. She is also caretaker of the VIMS Teaching Marsh, a 1-acre living shoreline demonstration habitat. She earned her master degree in coastal zone management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

  • Douglas Janiec, Natural Resources Program Manager, Sovereign Consulting: Doug has experience performing high-end ecological risk assessments, delineations, and wetland mitigation designs for the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge near Wilmington, and was with the Regulatory Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), where he managed every USACE wetland violation case in the State of Delaware, resolving hundreds of wetland violations. Over the past decade, Doug has been a forerunner in the outreach and technical development of living shorelines for the protection of Delaware’s coastal systems.

  • Andrew Howard, Wetland Monitoring & Assessment Program, Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control: Andy oversees field crews collecting data on the health of wetlands across Delaware which is used to help resource managers target restoration projects. He also is responsible for the construction and monitoring of restoration projects, intensive long-term monitoring of natural wetland systems, and developing and modifying scientific wetland assessment protocols.

  • Josh Moody, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary: Moody evaluates the Delaware Valley’s restoration needs and coordinates a variety of projects to meet those needs. He also leads multiple on-the-ground projects. These include restoring and monitoring shorelines that, otherwise, might wash away into the tidal Delaware River and Bay. He also studies the natural benefits of ribbed mussels, a breed of shellfish that makes marshes healthier, shorelines stronger, and water cleaner.

  • Don Knezick, Pinelands Nursery

Workshop Topics - Agenda to come shortly.

Day 1 – (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

  • registration begins at 8:30 AM
  • Topics Covered: Fundamentals, Permitting, Example Projects & Site Visit

Day 2 – (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

  • registration begins at 8:30 AM
  • Topics Covered: Concept Design, Plant Perspectives & Monitoring
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