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Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Coastal Resilience Workshop

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Wilson Hall, Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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Please join NSBPA on September 24th at Monmouth University to learn about how dredged material is being used to enhance coastal resilience!

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Mid-Atlantic and New England states are embarking on the development of Coastal Resilience Plans that utilize Natural and Nature-Based Features to enhance both ecosystem resilience and provide green infrastructure to better protect communities from the impacts of flooding and sea level rise. Many NNBF projects require sediment for construction and often utilize local navigation channel dredging as an opportunity to beneficially reuse dredge material for their construction, lowering costs and allowing natural processes to resolve coastal problems and improve the environment. Regional approaches to the management of sediments (RSM) and the beneficial use of dredge material (BUDM) are therefore, critical components for ecosystem resilience and community flood risk reduction.

A number of pilot projects have already been constructed in the region, providing valuable insights into the design and performance of NNBF. The NSBPA workshop on the Beneficial Use of Dredge Material for Coastal Resilience will provide a forum for coastal practitioners and regulators to discuss successes and challenges in the use of RSM and BUDM for coastal resilience.

The goals of the workshop are to:

1. Improve understanding of the magnitude of coastal wetland and sediment loss in the region due to sea level rise, erosion, and dredging

2. Provide case studies for resilient and sustainable restored and created wetlands using dredged sediments

3. Discuss barriers and opportunities for the implementation of projects

The NSBPA is the Northeast Chapter of the ASBPA, and represents members from coastal states from Maine to New Jersey. Regional differences exist in the natural environments found in the northeast, as well as in permitting, coastal resource management and perspective. The NSBPA strives to recognize these differences, and works to provide a technical basis from which solutions to erosion can be found. The work of the Association has been expanded to a broad range of activities and interests related to the overall planning and management of shores and beaches.

Recognizing the great diversity of our coasts, the Association encourages regional workshops, as well as national meetings to benefit those working with our shores and beaches.

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Wilson Hall, Monmouth University

400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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