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Regional (NY-NJ-DE) Dialogue to Advance Sustainable Shorelines along Sheltered Coasts

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013 (9 AM to 4:30 PM)

Location: Rutgers University Conference Center, New Brunswick, NJ

Regonal Dialogue logos

The 1-day invite-only workshop examined opportunities for regional collaboration and advanced the sharing of living shorelines information and projects for sheltered coasts along NY, NJ, and DE.  This workshop was funded by a National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative Transfer Project.

Workshop Agenda

Proceedings Regional (NY-NJ-DE) Dialogue to Advance Sustainable Shorelines Along Sheltered Coasts

Findings of a Pre-Conference Assessment of Shoreline Stakeholders

NYNJDE Regional Dialogue Workshop 02 NYNJDE Regional Dialogue Workshop 01 NYNJDE Regional Dialogue Workshop 05 NYNJDE Regional Dialogue Workshop 06


Workshop Materials and Presentations

Getting on the Same Page, Emilie Hauser

Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project, Betsy Blair

Engineering and Modeling for the Sustainable Shorelines Project, Jon Miller and Andrew Rella


Regulatory Panel Discussion:

New Jersey, Jill Aspinwall and Ginger Kopkash (NJ DEP)

NJ Living Shoreline Regulatory Changes


Delaware, Jim Chaconas (DE DNRC)

SAA for Shoreline Stabilization Tidal and Non-Tidal Waters

North Shores Yacht Basin Photos- 2012

North Shore Yacht Basin Photos- 1995

Cost Share for Vegetative Shoreline Stabilization


New York, Josh Thiel and Betsy Blair (NYS DEC)


Situational Overview (“Speed dating round tables”)

Hudson River- Emilie Hauser

Sustainable Shorelines Project Demonstration Site Network Poster


Long Island and COPRI Tool- Jay Tasnski

Living Shorelines for Erosion Control on Long Island, New York and the Living Shorelines Database


NYC- Jessica Fain

Urban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies

New York City Waterfront Revitalization Program


NY-NJ Harbor- Kate Boicourt

Urban Shorelines NY-NJ Harbor


New Jersey- Jon Miller

NJ Living Shorelines Past, Present & Future


Partnership for the Delaware Estuary- David Bushek

Delaware Estuary Living Shoreline Initiative (DELSI) Fact Sheet 

Event Summaries

Poster:  Overview of  shorelines transfer project
Presented by Christina Tobitsch at the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Annual Meeting,  November 2013

Handout: Key Takeaways and Synergies from Oct 4


A follow up webinar was held on February 10, 2014.
This brought federal collaborators up to speed on the proceedings from the October workshop.

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Tivoli Bays Launch Closure – 2020

The canoe and kayak launch on the Kidd Lane access road at Tivoli Bays WMA is closed for renovations until further notice. At this time, DEC does not have an estimated completion date for the project. Please contact Nathan Ermer at 845-256-3047 for more information about this project. Thank you for your patience and understanding.