Living Shorelines Workshop
This workshop will explore alternative ‘Living Shorelines' approaches to managing erosion that are being used locally and elsewhere in North America. Living shorelines approaches use a range of techniques to stabilize coastal features, while maintaining natural shoreline processes, and wildlife habitat. Living Shorelines relies heavily on re-establishing vegetation cover, and working with natural materials found on site.
Workshop topics will include:
- Coastal processes in the Northumberland Strait
- Climate change projections for the area
- Current use and impacts of shoreline hardening approaches
- Living shorelines principles and approaches
- Living shorelines case studies
Keynote speaker, Kevin Smith, is a Riparian and Wetland Restoration Specialist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. He has 30 years experience using Living Shorelines Approaches to manage coastal change while maintaining natural shoreline processes and habitat values.
We encourage coastal landowners, community groups, contractors and government to attend the March 18th workshop to learn key information and skills for dealing with coastal change.