EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar: 2nd Annual Regional Agency Update – Protecting Coastal Resources and Structures


Date: February 3, 2022


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Facing sea level rise and more intense and more frequent coastal storms, coastal property owners are seeking to protect their assets from storm damage and erosion. The need for these property owners, from residential homeowners and municipalities to commercial developments and water-dependent industries, to stay current with state coastal zone management policies and design strategies is more important than ever.

This EBC 2nd Annual Ocean and Coastal Resources Regional Agency Update will present a panel of state regulators discussing strategies for protecting coastal resources and structures that are compliant with their coastal regulatory programs. Speakers will discuss different options available to coastal property owners based on various factors, such as the presence and condition of coastal resources, the nature of the property’s existing shoreline, and the use of the property.

The panel will explore the appropriateness of options ranging from traditional coastal protection, including seawalls and revetments, to “soft” protective measures and living shorelines.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • John P. Casey, Partner, Robinson+Cole
  • Stacy Minihane, Senior Associate, Beals + Thomas
Panel Moderator:
  • Mary Kate Schneeweis, Senior Environmental Planning Specialist, Beals + Thomas
Speaker Agenda:

Advancing Living Shorelines and Coastal Resilience in NH: A Look at the Latest Programming, Guidance, Regulatory Updates, and What’s Next

  • Nathalie DiGeronimo, CFM, Resilience Project Manager, Coastal Program, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES)
  • Kevin Lucey, Habitat Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Coastal Program

Advancing Coastal Resource Protection and Resilience in Connecticut

  • Brian Thompson, Director, Land and Water Resources Division, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Coastal Buffer Zones and Resilience in a Regulatory Landscape

  • Leah Feldman, Coastal Policy Analyst, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (RI CRMC)

Massachusetts Coastal Regulations: Promoting Resilience

  • Julia Knisel, Coastal Shoreline & Floodplain Manager, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
  • Lisa Rhodes, Chief, Wetlands Program, Division of Wetlands and Water Ways, Bureau of Water Resources, MassDEP
  • Pamela Harvey, Esq., MassDEP

Implementing New Sea Level Rise Standards in Maine’s Laws and Regulations

  • Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist, Maine Geological Survey

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar: 2nd Annual Regional Agency Update – Protecting Coastal Resources and Structures completed on February 3, 2022, can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Ocean and Coastal Resources Webinar: 2nd Annual Regional Agency Update – Protecting Coastal Resources and Structures

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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