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Webinar: New Research to Inform Sustainable Shoreline Design, Placement and Monitoring

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Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:30

Thursday, April 11, 2019. 3:30PM. Webinar: New Research to Inform Sustainable Shoreline Design, Placement and Monitoring. Christine Angelini, University of Florida; Stuart Findlay, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Jennifer Raulin, Chesapeake Bay-Maryland National Estuarine Research Reserve; Denise Sanger, ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve; and Eric Sparks, Mississippi State University. Sponsored by NERRS Science Collaborative. More information here.


Living, or “soft,” shoreline stabilization techniques include a set of strategies for maintaining shoreline stability while also providing ecosystem services. A living shoreline enhances features of the natural environment to preserve shoreline integrity -- slowing erosion and absorbing wave energy -- while also promoting ecological benefits such as increasing habitat diversity, reducing water pollution via captured runoff, and providing pathways for wetland migration.


Members of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) and partners, in part supported by Science Collaborative resources, have been studying how different shoreline techniques perform in different coastal locations from Mississippi to New York, and also developing tools to increase their use.


This webinar will: a) facilitate a candid panel discussion of the lessons learned, management implications and next steps related to a series of applied research projects focused on better understanding the benefits of living shorelines; and b) give audience members the opportunity to engage and ask questions about opportunities and challenges surrounding living shorelines.

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