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Engineering with Nature Demonstration Planting Workshop

  • Delaware Center for the Inland Bays 39375 Inlet Road Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971 United States (map)

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 by March 2, 2018 to register.

Earlier Event: March 7
Intro to Living Shorelines
Later Event: May 24
Site Evaluation Workshop