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Connecticut Living Shorelines Workshop

Monday, November 20, 2017
9:00am – 3:30pm

Avery Point Campus
MSB 103

Workshop Timing: Monday, November 20, 2017 Registration begins at 9:00 AM Program runs 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Register Here: http://goo.gl/DxZQD4

Please register for this free workshop by November 10, 2017 since space is limited to 60 participants. Lunch will be provided.

Location: UConn, Avery Point Campus, Marine Sciences Building, Room 103 1080 Shennecossett Rd. Groton, CT 06340 Sea-level rise and storms are increasing erosion and inundation of coastal wetlands across New England and threaten property and valuable natural resources. The term "living shoreline" refers to a shoreline management practice which restores, enhances, maintains or creates natural coastal or riparian habitat, functions and processes and also functions to mitigate flooding or shoreline erosion through a continuous land-water interface. Coastal and riparian habitats include but are not limited to intertidal flats, tidal marsh, beach/dune systems, and bluffs. Living shorelines may include structural features that are combined with natural components to attenuate wave energy and currents. UCONN's Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invite you to attend a free workshop on putting living shorelines projects into practice. This workshop will provide an update about the state of living shorelines in Connecticut, highlight existing projects and research, and overview related permitting processes. Design concepts for both a larger, municipal site and a smaller, residential/land trust site will be explained. These two sites will then be used to run through a mock permit review exercise in small breakout groups with guidance from DEEP environmental analysts. The workshop is designed to provide opportunities to network with fellow practitioners while sharing lessons learned.

Who Should Attend: This workshop targets consultants, project designers, landscape architects, restoration ecologists and engineers in Connecticut. Space at the workshop is limited to facilitate a robust conversation around workshop topics.

Contact:

Rebecca French

Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (primary)

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