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2016-2018 Sustainable Shorelines Designs Webinar Series

 Sustainable Shorelines Designs: from Long Island to Lake Erie

Webinar Series

Dates: Usually the 3rd Friday of the month
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm EST

The recording and presentations for the webinars from September 2016 to February 2018 are available now to view and share. We hope you’ll attend the webinar on March 23, 2018 !

Registration for March webinar open now!


March 23, 2018 – Sustainable Shoreline Tools:  Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay

Recording and presentations available after the webinar. 

Meredith Comi- Restoration Program Director at NY/NJ Baykeeper

Living Shoreline Project Using Oyster Castles in Secure Waters in Raritan Bay Oyster castles were used to form a sill to both stabilize the eroding shoreline and provide hard structure for oyster restoration. Working in the secured waters at the Naval Weapons Station Earle, 0.9 acres (~130 linear feet) of oyster castles have been placed to help restore biodiversity, and increase shoreline accretion rates. A variety of scientific research is on-going. 

Gregory Biesiadecki– Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Protecting One Island’s Upland Edge: Gray to Green –The shoreline on a small island in Long Island Sound required erosion protection.  Solutions include a range from hard to nature-based “green gabions”, to vegetated. The objectives and process of design, permitting, construction and performance monitoring will be discussed.

Credits available:

February 16, 2018 – Sustainable Shoreline Tools:  Education Programs

This webinar will now focus on the tools used to promote and design Sustainable Shorelines around the country, rather than the process of designing of a sustainable shoreline itself.

Recording and Presentations: Recording available here.

Credits available:

December 15, 2017 – Sustainable Shoreline Tools:  Mapping Tools

Recording and Presentations:  available here

November 17, 2017 – Sustainable Shoreline Tools:  Design Guidance

Recording:  available here

March 17, 2017 – Hudson River and Connecticut coasts – Climate Resilience

Recording:  Available here

February 17, 2017 – Niagara River and Connecticut lakeshores

Recording:  Available here


January 20, 2017 – Presentations and Recording

NYC Waterfront Alliance collaboration on WEDG Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines



Watch the full recording of December’s webinar here:


October 2016 Presentations

Watch the full recording of October’s webinar here:


September 2016 Presentations

 Watch the full recording of September’s webinar here:



 Learn from engineers and designers about the specifics of nature-based shoreline protection projects in and around New York state. You’ll get to know about costs, design standards, innovations, outreach, maintenance and performance during our Fall webinar series.

Expert speakers include Sven Hoeger of Creative Habitat Corp., Jon Miller of Stevens Institute of Technology, Andrew Rella of EcoConcrete Inc., Laura Schwanof of GEI Consultants in Long Island, Joseph Marrone of COWI Marine North America, Mark Carabetta, Jason Williams and David Murphy of Milone & MacBroom, Tim DePriest of the NYSDEC in the Niagara River, Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Michigan, Kacie Giuliano and Dan Miller of the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project,  Stuart Munsch of the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Kate Boicourt of NYC Waterfront Alliance,


Professional Development Credits:
Professional Development Credits are available for engineers and landscape architects through the Practicing Institute of Engineers and for planners from the American Planning Association.


Each webinar in the series is accompanied by a short quiz before and after to assess whether participants understand the key points. While taking the quizzes is voluntary, to receive documentation of participation for use in obtaining PDHs participants must complete the quiz. Regardless of whether you seek credits or not, we hope all participants will complete the quizzes to help us assess the effectiveness of the presentations and the training session for our program.
Feel free to share this event with your friends and colleagues!

For more information, contact:
Emilie Hauser
(845) 889-4745 ext. 112
Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve

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

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