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EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program: 3rd Annual Living Shorelines Conference

When:
October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where:
Battelle
141 Longwater Dr
Norwell, MA 02061
USA
Contact:
617-505-1818E-mail

Thank you to our Sponsors

Shoreline stabilization has historically and continues to be crucial to the protection of existing developed coastal areas. Historic approaches tended toward “hard” structures, which paradoxically often amplify shoreline erosion by preventing natural processes. “Soft” solutions, including living shorelines, have become increasingly popular, but can be difficult to design and permit. This EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources program will address the current status and knowledge of living shoreline applications in Massachusetts.

For this EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources program a group of industry and regulatory experts as well as practitioners will present their practical experiences and perspectives to explore living shorelines: when, where and how should they be implemented, including hybrid hard/soft approaches; regulatory and permitting considerations; and lessons learned.

Final Agenda – EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Program – 3rd Annual Living Shorelines Conference

Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

 

Agenda

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Matthew Creighton, PWS, MVP, Senior Associate/Project Manager/Wetland Scientist, BSC Group
  • Stacy Minihane, PWS, MVP, Senior Associate, Beals + Thomas
  • Brandon Raymond, PE, Coastal Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants

Speaker Agenda:

Advancing Nature Based Solutions for Risk Reduction and Resilience in New England

  • Alison Bowden, Conservation Director, Rivers, Coasts, & Oceans, The Nature Conservancy

Living Shorelines: Habitat and Shoreline Protection Benefits

  • Michael Johnson, Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, Habitat Conservation Division, NOAA Fisheries

Presentation title to be announced

  • Julia Knisel, StormSmart Coast Manager, Coastal Zone Management

Lessons Learned with Salt Marsh Restoration

  • Seth Wilkinson, President & Restoration Ecologist, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Matthew Creighton of BSC Group.

Panelists:

  • Alison Bowden, Conservation Director, Rivers, Coasts, & Oceans, The Nature Conservancy
  • Kathryn Ford, Habitat Program Manager, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  • Michael Johnson, Marine Habitat Resource Specialist, Habitat Conservation Division, NOAA Fisheries
  • Julia Knisel, StormSmart Coast Manager, Coastal Zone Management
  • Leadlon Langley, Director, Division of Wetlands & Wastewater Program, MassDEP
  • Seth Wilkinson, President & Restoration Ecologist, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc.

 

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Attendee List

Anders Bjarngard GZA Principal
Janelle Bonn Woodard & Curran Project Scientist
Kyle Boyd Town of Scituate Coastal Management Officer
Bill Grafton Town of Marshfield Conservation Administrator
Rebecca Haney MA Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Geologist
Kathleen Heffernan Charter Contracting Company LLC Contracts and Risk Manager
Caitrin Higgins Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc Director of Design
Chrissy Hopps N/A N/A
Danielle Iuliucci GES Project Scientist
Anthony Julian Haley & Aldrich Senior Engineer
Cris Luttazi Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. Executive Director
Paul Mancuso BSC Group Wetland Scientist
Margot Mansfield Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Hazards Analyst
Anna McGinty Tufts University Environmental Planner & Coastal Advocate
Brynna McGlathery Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc. Reservation Coordinator
Hung Pham Massachusetts Department of Transportation Environmental Analyst II
Hannah Raddatz BSC Group Weland Scientist
Joshua Ray Apex Companies, LLC Project Manager
Kalinda Roberts Woods Hole Group Permit Specialist/Environmental Scientist
Ellen Russell Friends of Ellisville Marsh Director
Deborah Rutecki Normandeau Associates, Inc Senior Scientist
Christopher Stillman Apex Companies, LLC Project Manager
Christopher Stockwell SumCo Eco-Contracting Chief of Project Development
Anthony Will Read Custom Soils Dir. of New Product Development
Craig Wood ESS Group, Inc Principle Scientist
Eric Woodward MassDOT Environmental Analyst