Mid-Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit
Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
December 10 & 11, 2013
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Restore America’s Estuaries invite you to participate in and explore in-depth the state of the science, policy, and practice of living shorelines in the Mid-Atlantic.
Why You Should Attend
The Summit will be a two-day working meeting focused on highlighting the latest advancements in living shorelines research, implementation, and policy, as well as promoting dialogue and addressing barriers to implementation. There will be an energizing mix of presentations and facilitated breakout sessions designed to broaden participants’ ability to implement projects and programs more effectively.
Who Should Attend
Living shoreline practitioners are a diverse group and this Summit will reflect that range with representation from local, state, and federal governments; nonprofit organizations; marine contractors; consultants; academia; and resource managers. Everyone with an interest in living shorelines will find value and should attend!
Summit at a Glance
The Summit will be centered on the following questions:
Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?
The following topic areas will be explored:
This topic area will include a synthesis of research including the fields of ecology, water quality, and engineering. Participants will gain an understanding of what has been accomplished since the 2006 Summit and then explore by sector (e.g. regulations, design, engineering, science) what outstanding questions remain and how to address them.
Implementation and Innovative Techniques
This topic area will focus on new and emerging techniques and technologies with emphasis on how and under what circumstances they can – or should – be utilized. In addition, participants will explore the full range of processes that have been used for living shorelines with a focus on successes and lessons learned.
Policy, Programs, and Regulatory
An overview of state and federal laws, regulations, and programs will provide the backdrop for an exploration of barriers to implementing living shorelines and approaches to overcome them. Highlighted in this section will be the use of non-regulatory programs to further the pace and scale of living shorelines projects.
Registration Fee: $160. This includes all materials, along with breakfast and lunch on December 10 and 11. Accommodations are not included in the registration fee. All attendees, including speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors, must preregister before November 15, 2013!
Note: There is not a one-day rate.
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Training workshops for contractors, local managers and private landowners on implementing “living shoreline” protection practices to minimize shoreline erosion and protect upland properties. Topics covered have included: site visits and determining if a living shoreline is appropriate, state and county permits, working with a contractor, financial assistance for projects, and more. To date, workshops for private landowners have been conducted in partnership with Worcester, Kent, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert Counties. Presentations from a sampling of the workshops can be accessed below:
Please view information from our Living Shorelines Workshop Series
Professionals Workshop – Centreville, MD (February 22, 2010)
- Reality Check - Why Are Living Shorelines Projects Needed_Karen Duhring.pdf
- Innovation at Work - Integrating Uplands with Shorelines_Keith Underwood.pdf
- Living Shorelines Options - Types of Projects_Dave Wilson.pdf
- Living Shorelines - Medium Energy Systems and Sills_Gene Slear.pdf
- Living Shorelines - Using an Integrated Planting Approach_Chris Miller.pdf
- Living Shorelines and Habitat Restoration_Kevin Smith.pdf
- Living Shorelines - State Regulations, Permitting and Assistance_Alex Roy.pdf
- Living Shoreline Restoration for Low Energy Systems_Rob Schnabel.pdf
- Breakwater Approach for Living Shoreline Projects_Al McCullough.pdf
Homeowners Workshop - Kent County (March 29, 2008)
- Agenda - Kent County.pdf
- Protecting Shoreline - Living Shorelines Projects_Bhaskaran Subramanian.pdf
- Living Shorelines and the Homeowner - Design Examples_Scott Macomber.pdf
- Living Shorelines and the Homeowner - The Project Development Process_Scott Macomber.pdf
- Navigating Living Shorelines - Technical and Financial Assistance.pdf
- MDE Permitting.pdf
- Kent County Permitting.pdf
Homeowners Workshop – Calvert County (September 27, 2008)
- Agenda_Calvert County.pdf
- Introduction to Living Shorelines_Erin McLaughlin.pdf
- Living Shorelines Projects - Do They Work_Bhaskaran Subramanian.pdf
- So You’d Like to Stop Shore Erosion along the Calvert Cliffs - You’d better think before you act_Curtis Larsen.pdf
- Bluff Stabilization Techniques_Chris Miller.pdf
- Assisted Living Shorelines and High Bank Stabilization in Chesapeake Bay_C Scott Hardaway Jr.pdf
- Living Shorelines in Bluff Situations Calvert County.pdf
- MDE Permitting_April Stehr.pdf
- Calvert County Shore Erosion Control Policy_David C Brownlee.pdf
Local Government Workshop – Calvert County (June 10, 2009)
- Agenda_Calvert Planners Workshop.pdf
- Introduction to Living Shorelines_Gwen Shaughnessy.pdf
- Living Shorelines - Do They Work_Bhaskaran Subramanian.pdf
- An Introduction to the Living Shoreline Protection Act of 2008_Alex Roy.pdf
- Kent County Living Shorelines Presentation_Amy Moredock.pdf(Didn't see this pdf file from H:\TRANSFER\Cortina\Shorelines Webpage Update\Local gov workshop)
- Worcester County Living Shorelines Presentation_Amy Moredock.pdf
Shoreline Conservation Section Chief
Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401