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Sustainable Shorelines Designs Webinar Series – 2016-2020

Sustainable Shorelines Designs:

from Long Island to Lake Erie

Webinar Series

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

The recording and presentations for the webinars from September 2016 to December 2020  are available now to view and share.   For questions contact hrnerr@dec.ny.gov 

Friday December 18, 2020 Webinar

 Implementation of nature-based shoreline projects

and initiatives since 2015 in New York State 

Friday, December 18, 2020 1:00-3:30 PM EST

https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/lsr.php?RCID=3ea38de895b14ea4b427443a4dd51126

 

RECORDING 

Introduction Download PDF

Implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act –  sea-level rise regulation adoption, guidance document release, amendments through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act – Mark Lowery, NYSDEC Office of Climate Change,  Assistant Director  Download PDF 

Measuring Success:  Monitoring Natural And Nature-Based Shoreline Features In New York State –   Carolyn Fraioli, NYS Dept. of State, Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure    Download PDF

Long Island Nature-based shoreline projects – Alexa Fournier, Victory O’Neil and Elizabeth Hornstein NYSDEC, Division of Marine Resources  Download PDF

Great Lakes – Port Bay nature-based barrier bar study and sediment management pilot, Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) natural and nature based (NNBF) projects, an NNBF decision support tool -Shannon Dougherty Watershed Coordinator, NYSDEC Great Lakes Watershed Program and    Download PDF

Coastal Wetland Restoration on the Niagara– Timothy DePriest, NYSDEC Niagara River Habitat Specialist Download PDF

 

Niagara River   Habitat restoration / shoreline restoration projects on the Niagara River – Dave Spiering NYS

Coxsackie in 2016

Coxsackie in 2016

OPRHP, Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Coordinator  Download PDF 

Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project – Nature-based shoreline projects progress and outreach material – Emilie Hauser and others from NYSDEC Hudson River NERR and from HR Estuary Program  Download PDF 

Professional development credits. For questions contact hrnerr@dec.ny.gov 

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 2.5 CECs  – Pending
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 2.5 credits –  Pending
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 2.5 CM credits #9210233

November 20, 2020 Webinar

Resilient Hudson River Shoreline Designs from the

Climate Adaptive Design Studio

Friday, November, 20 2020 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Webinar Recording:HEREPlease note: the first 7.45  minutes of the webinar recording is blank because the film   below was being shown. Fast forward through to 7.45 minutes and watch  the film through YouTube.

Film on the Climate Adaptive Design: HERE

Introduction to Event – Emilie Hauser NYSDEC, Hudson River NERR and NEIWPCC Download PDF 
Introduction to Climate Adaptive Design Studio: Libby Zemaitis NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program and Cornell WRI  Download PDF
Piermont (Hudson River) Living Shoreline Preliminary Design Project              Download PDF                                                 —-Municipal/ Stakeholder Perspective, Nathan Mitchell, Chair of Piermont Waterfront Resiliency Commission and Village Trustee
—-Design of Living Shoreline – David Davis and Dave Yozzo, HDR, Inc.

City of Kingston – Re-envisioning Kingston Point Beach
—-Municipal/ Stakeholder Perspective, Julie Noble , Sustainability Coordinator Climate Smart Community Coordinator   Download PDF 
—-Design of Kingston Point Beach, Taewook Cha, Supermass Studio  Download PDF 
Discussion and Q and A – Facilitated by Emilie Hauser and Angela Schimizzi

This webinar covered the preliminary designs of two shoreline projects on the Hudson River – at Piermont and Kingston, NY.   Landscape architecture students in Cornell University Climate Adaptive Design Studio came up with conceptual designs for the two locations during a semester course.  Through NEIWPCC and the NYSDEC Hudson River Estuary Program, design professionals were asked to submit proposals to carry out these visions, in collaboration with the municipality.

Representative of the municipalities and the design firms, HDR, Inc. and SuperMass Studio Landscape Architecture  presented on stakeholder engagement, site assessments, design objectives, 30% conceptual plans, permitting considerations, implementation strategies and estimated project costs.

For Piermont, HDR Engineering prepared a preliminary design for a living shoreline project  with design goals that

Jetty and reef balls Piermont

emphasize protection and stabilization of existing shorelines; development of shallow water habitat features to attenuate wave energy and benefit living resources; and provision of recreational access to the river while including interpretive elements for visitors. Enhancing wave attenuation using a combination of “nature-like” engineering features provides the basis for the design, including the reconstruction of an existing submerged jetty to promote wave attenuation and shore protection.

For Kingston Point, SuperMass Studio focused on  three areas:

  • Shoreline stabilization and habitat creation strategies along the west side of the existing beach, with a  living shoreline at beach composed of broken historic brick
  • Beach reinforcement. Terraced edges were proposed to protect the beach area from future sea level rise.
  • Wetland construction – creation of a tidal wetland with submerged and emergent vegetation
  • Water access including a fishing pier and boat launch.

These particular investigations provide useful background research as well as a basis and initial framework for potential climate adaptive design projects which can be implemented on Kingston Point and Piermont in the near future.

Professional development credits.

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs  # 18141525
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits – # 20207346
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits # 9209370

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August 21, 2020 Webinar

Softening Our Shorelines: A Report of the

National Wildlife Federation and the Coastal States Organization 

Friday, August 21, 2020 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Recording: HERE

Presentation: HERE

Chris Hilke, Director of Coastal Resilience for the National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Regional Center

Amanda Fuller, Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Texas Coast and Water Program

John Ryan-Henry, Resilience Specialist and Legal Advisor with the Coastal States Organization

Staff from the National Wildlife Federation and the Coastal States Organization will present their new report titled Softening Our Shorelines: Policy and Practice for Living Shorelines Along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. The report provides a state-by-state summary of policies relevant to living shorelines and offers opportunities, recommendations and best practices for how federal and state agencies can increase the appropriate use of living shorelines to promote resilience in coastal communities and support wildlife and ecosystem services.

https://www.nwf.org/Latest-News/Press-Releases/2020/03-12-20-Softening-Our-Shorelines

https://www.nwf.org/SofteningOurShorelines

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs – # 17171737
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits – # 20207226
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits – # 9203529

 January 24, 2020 Webinar

Place-based understanding of fish nursery habitat function and impact mitigation with a focus on shoreline engineering.

January 24, 2020 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Dr. Thomas Grothues, Rutgers University

Engineering designs work best when they consider the context of the environment that they replace and in which the fish of a region originally evolved. As one of three large estuaries in the Middle Atlantic Bight, the Hudson River estuary potentially provides nursery habitat to many estuarine-dependent coastal marine fish species, including those with economic and ecological importance. However, habitat function, specifically in roles of refuge, feeding, and connectivity to shore-side ecological subsidies, is compromised by historical engineered shoreline armoring and pier construction for human waterfront services. Accidental and intended naturalization is returning some of these functions. Understanding the role of shorelines in context of the natural history in which it is embedded will lead to different place-based engineering solutions for mitigation. Dr. Grothues will discuss the current outlook on shoreline habitat in the industrialized Upper New York Harbor in the context of its region and compare this with other estuaries. His presentation will include treatment of shorelines from other estuaries, as well as more  analysis of the findings at piers.
Dr Grothues posits that understanding the effects of scale on habitat mosaic processes, which can readily be addressed in landscape architecture planning, remains among the most important area of research going forward on this subject. naturalization is returning some of these functions. 

 

Recording of January 24, 2020 recording: HERE

Presentation coming soon 

Professional Development Credits: 

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs #14713071
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits #20200045

January 10, 2020 Webinar

Shoreline Management BMP Verification for

Chesapeake Bay TMDL Pollutant Reduction Credits

Aaron Wendt, Shoreline Engineer

Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service

The Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service (SEAS), a program of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), was established in 1980 to provide technical assistance to property owners, localities, and state and federal agencies experiencing shoreline erosion in Virginia. Aaron Wendt will discuss how the DCR-SEAS is working to identify shoreline management BMPs (e.g., living shorelines) across tidal Virginia that qualify for Chesapeake Bay TMDL WIP pollutant reduction credits, verify that installation of these BMPs meets the specifications set out by the USEPA, and quantify and report the earned pollutant reduction credits.

To register for the January 10 webinar, CLICK HERE.

Recording of January 10, 2020 webinar: HERE 

Aaron Wendt’s presentation: HERE

Professional Development Credits 

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits – pending
  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs #14748058
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits – # 20200045

November 2019 Webinar

Understanding Shoreline Management Decisions and

Incentivizing Living Shorelines Among Private Landowners

Friday November 15, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Dr. Steven Scyphers, Northeastern University

Traditional strategies for balancing human desires to live and work along coastlines with the sustained delivery of ecosystem services have fallen short. In many regions, one of the most prevalent drivers of coastal decline is the armoring of shorelines, which is often implemented by coastal residents to address concerns of erosion or to achieve some other socially desirable outcome. Previous surveys have shown that coastal residents are universally concerned with environmental sustainability, but their decisions to develop their shorelines are often inconsistent with these expressed concerns, and it is clear that there are social and economic factors that are poorly understood and contribute to their decisions. This talk will describe the results of waterfront resident surveys focused on addressing this critical knowledge gap to ultimately develop effective incentives for sustainable shoreline management.

Recordings and Presentations: Recording available HERE

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Professional Development Credits Available:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits: #9189468

Professional Development Credits Pending: 

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits

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October 2019 Webinar

Living Shoreline Techniques in the Buffalo-Niagara Region

Friday October 18, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Staff:

Emily Root, Director of Ecological Programs

Charles Oddo, Senior Landscape Designer – Planner

Erica Grohol, Senior Landscape Designer – Planner

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s Living Shoreline Program, launched in 2013, tackles the loss of natural shorelines along the Niagara River and surrounding waterways with the implementation of shoreline restoration projects that restore the natural function and habitat of the Niagara region ecosystem. The program applies innovative bioengineering techniques to critical public waterfronts. Each Living Shoreline project is uniquely designed to respond to existing features and conditions, and the needs of local landowners and public spaces. The presentation will provide overall program goals, a background of the living shoreline program, and highlight several restoration projects implemented to date, including challenges and lessons learned.

Recordings and Presentations: Recording available HERE.

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Professional Development Credits Available:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits: #9186081
  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits

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June 2019 Webinar

Sustainable Shoreline at Foundry Dock Park:

Design and Performance

Friday June 14, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Stefan Yarabek, Landscape Architect, Founder of Hudson & Pacific Designs

The Foundry Dock Shoreline Remediation Project, located in Cold Spring, NY, took over seven years (2000-2006) to complete due to a lengthy public engagement process that revolved around the nonprofit Scenic Hudson acquiring a privately owned brownfield site that was used for many years by the public for small boat launch and fishing. Public charrettes were held to educate the public about the environmental imperative to remediate the Hudson River Shoreline property while assuring future public access.

Stefan Yarabek, the designer of the Foundry Dock Shoreline will discuss the habitat improvements on the shore and other improvements at this park owned by Scenic Hudson on the banks of the Hudson in Cold Spring. Mr. Yarabek will discuss its inception as a remediation project, the community engagement around balancing remediation and assuring future public access, design and construction and the sites performance since 2006.

Read the case study written by the Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project and the 2018 Update:

Original Case Study

2018 Updated Case Study

Recordings and Presentations: Recording available here.

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Professional Development Credits Available: 

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits

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April 2019 Webinar

Bioengineering Techniques for

Shoreline Stabilization in Coastal Regions

Friday April 26, 2019 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Rebecca Haney, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management: “StormSmart Properties: Resources for Property Owners to Address Coastal Erosion and Storm Damage”

Seth Wilkinson, Wilkinson Ecological Design: “Progressive Bioengineering The Latest Developments in Non-structural Alternatives for Shoreline Stabilization”

This webinar will focus on the basics of bioengineering techniques for coastal shores as well as new developments in these techniques. Dunes, beach nourishment, coastal banks, fringe marshes and associated vegetation will be covered.  Rebecca Haney will present information developed for StormSmart Properties, a series of fact sheets developed by the MA Coastal Zone Management Branch, targeted towards property owners working with consultants and designers. These factsheets describe a variety of measures to reduce property damage and erosion while minimizing impacts on natural shorelines. Seth Wilkinson will discuss new developments in  various bioengineering techniques for coastal banks and fringe marshes  and   present case studies to illustrate the  techniques. 


Recordings and Presentations:
Recording available here.

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Professional Development Credits Available: 

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering (For Landscape Architects and Engineers) 1.5 credits
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM credits

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January 2019 Webinar

Regional Collaboration to Advance the Use

of Nature-Based Solutions in New England

Friday January 18, 2019

Eric J. Roberts, The Nature Conservancy

The course will begin with a brief overview of the regional context and history of collaboration between five coastal New England States (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine) to address coastal hazards. Focus will then turn to a regional project completed in 2017 to assess the state of the practice of living shorelines in New England. Findings of the assessment will be presented along with the project type profiles (dune restoration, beach nourishment, coastal bank protection, marsh creation and living breakwaters) and an applicability index, two tools developed as part of the assessment to help shoreline managers to consider a range of nature-based shoreline management practices. The course will then shift focus to an ongoing project designed to measure the effectiveness and impacts of coastal nature-based infrastructure practices in New England.


Recordings and Presentations:
Recording available here

Professional Development Credits Available:

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs

Professional Development Credits pending: 

  • Practicing Institute of Engineering credits 1.5 credits

October 2018 Webinar

Ecology of Shore Zones

Friday October 19, 2018

Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: “Applying a Rapid Assessment Protocol to Track Ecological and Structural Performance of Hudson River Shorelines”

David Strayer, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies: “Understanding and Improving the Ecological Function of Managed Shorelines”

 

Recordings and Presentations: Recording available here

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Professional Development Credits Available:

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering

July 2018 Webinar

 Friday July 27, 2018

 Living Shorelines Techniques in the Marine District of New York State

Guidance for Living Shorelines for the Marine District of New York State with
Dawn McReynolds, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Marine Habitat, NYSDEC
Recording and Presentations: Recording available here.
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Professional Development Credits Available:
  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering credits 1.5 credits: 2018-1185
  • AICP Certification Maintenance 1.5 CM: #9154280

 


June 2018 Webinar

Friday June 22, 2018

Case Study Comparison of Behavior Change Tactics in Promoting the Adoption of Nature-Based Shoreline Protection Methods

 

Recording and Presentations: Recording available here.

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Professional Development Credits Available:

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1 CEC
  • AICP  Certification Maintenance 1 CM : #9153496

March 2018 Webinar

March 23, 2018

Sustainable Shoreline Tools:  Long Island Sound and Raritan Bay

 

Recording and Presentations: Recording available here.

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Professional Development Credits Available:

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs 
  • Practicing Institute of Engineering 1.5 credits:  2018-0330
  • AICP Certification Maintenance 1.5 CM: #9145952

February 2018 Webinar

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.

Professional Development Credits Available:

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1 CEC

 


December 2017 Webinar

December 15, 2017

Sustainable Shoreline Tools: Mapping Tools

 

Recording and Presentations:  Recording available here

Professional Development Credits Available:

  • Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (through Society for Ecological Restoration): 1.5 CECs

November 2017 Webinar

November 17, 2017

Sustainable Shoreline Tools:  Design Guidance

 

Recording and Presentations: Recording available here


March 2017 Webinar 

March 17, 2017

Hudson River and Connecticut coasts – Climate Resilience

Recording and Presentations: Recording available here


February 2017 Webinar

February 17, 2017

Niagara River and Connecticut Lakeshores

Recording and Presentations: Recording available here

January 2017 Webinar

January 20, 2017

NYC Waterfront Alliance collaboration on WEDG Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines

 

Recordings and Presentations: Recording available here


December 2016 Webinar

Watch the full recording of December’s webinar here:


November 2016 Webinar

November 18, 2016 

Long Island Sound Sustainable Shorelines

Watch the full recording of November’s webinar here:


October 2016 Webinar

October 21, 2016

Great Lakes Sustainable Shorelines

 

Recordings and Presentations:

Watch the full recording of October’s webinar here:


September 2016 Webinar

September 16, 2016 

Hudson River working shorelines and techniques

 

Recording and 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.

Speakers
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.

 

Assessment
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
Emilie.Hauser@dec.ny.gov
(845) 889-4745 ext. 112
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.