to Jan 30

Online Training - For Property Owners

Fee: None

This modular online training by The Living Shorelines Academy provides a basic introduction for property owners and others who are seeking to learn more about their options for shoreline stabilization, and especially living shoreline techniques.  Each module will provide information to help you understand the process of shoreline erosion and stabilization and whether a living shoreline project may or may not be right for a specific property.


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to Jan 30

Online Training - For Professionals

Fee: None

This online training course by the Living Shorelines Acaemy will provide consultants, contractors and other professionals in the field of shore erosion control with basic information on the design and construction of living shorelines. Although this course is designed to serve as an introduction to living shoreline projects, the training includes many links to additional training and useful resources to help with all phases of the process. Marine professionals who complete this training may wish to contact local or state coastal management agencies about living shoreline field training opportunities that may exist in your region.


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Delaware Intro to Living Shorelines Workshop
to Mar 21

Delaware Intro to Living Shorelines Workshop

  • DNREC Lewes Field Facility (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DNREC and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays are hosting the 6th Annual Introduction to Living Shorelines Workshop. The revamped 2019 workshop focuses on designing projects for specific goals and begins with an introduction to the science behind living shorelines with a follow up on creating functional designs.

Day one of the workshop participants will learn about the causes and types of shoreline erosion, define the habitats which are affected by shoreline erosion, and understand the key elements to create a sustainable habitat for the plants and wildlife that call these areas home. Day two of the workshop will delve into site evaluation, designing for the goal, living shoreline materials, and permitting. Over the course of the two days, participants will also experience hands-on activities such as group projects and field visits. The detailed draft agenda is coming soon.

This workshop is geared towards practitioners, engineers and landscape architects who intend to incorporate natural shoreline stabilization tactics into their repertoire. It is free to attend, and lunch is provided. Participants must attend both days of the workshop, and preference is given to participants who work within the State of Delaware.

For questions, please contact brittany.haywood@state.de.us

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9:00 AM09:00

Site Evaluation Workshop

Fee:  None

Rain Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What to Expect: This single-day workshop will give you guidelines for the proper way to evaluate a potential living shoreline site. There will be a classroom component in the morning, which includes an introduction to important physical and biological factors to consider for living shoreline site evaluation, as well as a demonstration of desktop analyses required for site evaluation. There will be a field component in the afternoon, where you will practice applying site evaluation guidelines. Field visits will be to several sites on the Inland Bays, including both past projects and potential new sites. 

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for professionals working in Delaware who already have a fundamental understanding of living shorelines.

What to Bring: Please bring your own lunch, as lunch will not be provided. Please also bring knee boots or hip waders and dress for the weather, as this workshop has a significant field component. Snacks and water will be provided, and transportation to field sites will be provided. 

To Register: Register online at Eventbrite, or contact Alison Rogerson at alison.rogerson@state.de.us or at 302-739-9939. Register by Friday, May 18. Limited space available.

Click here for workshop agenda.

Click here for informational flyer.

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to Apr 12

Engineering with Nature Demonstration Planting Workshop

  • Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fee: No

Philadelphia District is hosting an Engineering with Nature (EWN) Demo Workshop. This workshop is co-sponsored by ERDC to demonstrate the use of native plants and other nature-based features to address engineering and environmental challenges, as well as to achieve favorable outcomes on USACE projects. There are no registration dues or fees associated with this workshop.

What: Classroom and Field-based EWN Workshop.

When: 10-12 April, 2018.

Where: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, 39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. {Located approximately 120 miles (2.5 hour drive) from Philadelphia International Airport and approximately 125 miles (2-3 hour drive) from Baltimore Washington International Airport}. Lodging is available in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and /or Bethany Beach.

What to expect: Participants will:

  • Have a combination of classroom, hands-on planting exercise, and a field trip to learn about the latest information on EWN.
  • Receive hands-on instructions on desirable native plant species suitable for planting around the Indian River Inlet and surrounding ecosystems.
  • Utilize hands-on state of the art methods to plant and install natural materials to achieve engineering outcomes.
  • Learn specific planting techniques.
  • Learn about Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) that serve engineering purposes at reduced cost.
  • Participate in a field trip to James Farm Ecological Preserve to see completed restoration projects.

Who should attend: USACE Staff (Project Managers, Biologists, Engineers) in Operations, Program and Project Management, Planning, Engineering, and Regulatory. Resource Agency staff (such as NRCS, USFWS, NOAA-NMFS, DNREC, etc).

What’s next: Contact Mark Eberle at (215) 656-6562 or email mark.d.eberle@usace.army.mil by March 2, 2018 to register.

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to Mar 8

Intro to Living Shorelines

Fee: None

Get introduced to a technique in shoreline management, living shorelines. The workshop is free, lunch is provided, and you are welcome to attend one or both days. So bring your boots and brains and come learn about living shorelines. Topics to be covered include site evaluation, design, permitting, example projects, and site visits!

Have you attended this event in the past?
Content covered in this workshop is the same from year to year. If you have attended before, keep an eye out for future events and the more advanced trainings to come!

Agenda and Presentations

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