Delaware Introduction to Living Shorelines Workshop Coming Up on March 7 and 8 in Lewes

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Lewes, DE - A Living Shorelines Training for Engineers, Contractors, and Landscape Professionals will be held March 7 and 8 in Lewes, hosted by DNREC’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program, also known as Delaware Wetlands, and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.

Participants will be introduced to an in-demand and eco-friendly technique in shoreline management: the living shoreline. This workshop is completely free and lunch will be provided. Topics to be covered include site evaluation, design, permitting, example projects, and are supplemented with site visits.

Stable shorelines are needed to protect coastal communities and serve as important habitat for native animals. But common hardened methods of shorelines stabilization do not adequately serve both purposes. Living Shorelines are the natural solution.

Engineered using native plant material, shellfish, sand, and some hard structures, these shorelines prevent erosion, reduce wave energy, trap floating sediment, and filter stormwater runoff from lawns and pavement – all while maintaining natural beach or wetland habitats.

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Space is limited to 25 participants per day and you are welcome to attend one or both days. To sign up, visit www.deshorelineworkshop.eventbrite.com. Participants currently working in Delaware will be given preference.

Have questions? Please contact us at communications@inlandbays.org.

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a non-profit organization established in 1994, and is one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the CIB works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays--the water that flows into them, and the watershed around them.

For more information call Katie Young at 226-8105x109, send an email to communications@inlandbays.org or, visit our website: www.inlandbays.org.

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