Coastal Erosion Control and Living Shorelines
Learn how living shorelines can help alleviate coastal erosion issues.
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Many factors are putting pressure on Maine’s coastal communities. Our long, jagged and heavily developed coastline is increasingly vulnerable to more intense storm surge, increased flooding frequency and devastating erosion. Valuable coastal property has been lost. Action must be taken.
Much of the developed world have relied on rigid coastal defenses for centuries, with very mixed success. In the Netherlands, however, the Dutch have been successfully employing living shoreline techniques for three millennia. Finally, in the United States, there has been a strong shift to emphasis on living shoreline best management practices.
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Ticket refunds are available until June 15, 2021.
Course objectives include:
- Understanding the challenges facing Maine’s coastline, including sea level rise, climate change, coastal development and traditional drainage practices.
- Examining traditional erosion and sediment control practices, including seawalls, breakwaters, bulkheads and revetments.
- Exploring living shoreline creation as a method of restoring and protecting coastal ecosystems.
- Reviewing living shoreline best management practices, including dune restoration, nature-based solutions and wave attenuation.
- Evaluating lessons learned by examining relevant living shoreline and coastal erosion control case studies.
Continuing Education Information
All attendees will receive certificates for Three (3.0) Professional Development Hours.
The course qualifies for Three (3.0) Continuing Education Hours for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Contractor Erosion Control Certification Program.
The course qualifies for Three (3.0) Continuing Education for all Envirocert International® certification holders.
The course qualifies for three (3.0) Continuing Education Hours for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Stormwater Inspector’s Certification Program.
The course qualifies for three (3.0) Continuing Education Hours for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Stream Crossing Certification Program.