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2016-2019 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 January 2019 are available now to view and share. 
 

Upcoming 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

 


Upcoming 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

To Register for this upcoming webinar, CLICK HERE.

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: Recordings and presentations will be made available

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
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (through American Planning Association) 1.5 CM 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

Mailing List Sign-up

  • To subscribe for webinar updates please click here

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.

Click below for presentations:

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

Mailing List Sign-up

  • To subscribe for webinar updates please click here

January 2019 Webinar

Friday January 18, 2019 

Regional Collaboration to Advance the Use

of Nature-Based Solutions in New England

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

Friday October 19, 2018 

Ecology of Shore Zones

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

Click below for presentations:

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.
 
Click below for presentations:
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.

Click below for presentations:

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.

Click below for presentations:

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 – 2019

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.

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