Shoreline and Coastal Planners Group to Host Webinars on Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines

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Using Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines to improve shoreline stabilization permitting


We are excited to announce a new four-part webinar series on the use of Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (MSDG) technical information to improve review processes for shoreline stabilization projects on Puget Sound. Read below for more information and sign up today!

Webinars will be held on Tuesdays in February and early March 2020 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. More details and registration information for each webinar are found below.

NOTE: Registration is required for each individual webinar.

This webinar series will cover the essential elements of MSDG, including an overview of shoreline environmental processes, site and risk assessment, and analysis of design alternatives. We will also address shoreline stabilization in the context of sea level rise. This series will provide actionable information and helpful materials to shoreline planners and project reviewers as they review shoreline stabilization proposals for consistency with local Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs). Participants are welcome to register for one or all of the webinars, although registration for each one is required to receive the link for participation.

AICP Credits will be available for each of the webinars.

Webinar 1
Background and Introduction
February 11, 2020, 9:30 - 11 a.m. PST
This webinar will review foundational concepts in coastal processes and biology, review the permitting environment for shoreline stabilization in Puget Sound, and provide a brief overview of design techniques. This will serve as the foundation for the following webinars.

Register here

Webinar 2
Site Assessments and Demonstration of Need/Risk Assessment
February 18, 2020, 9:30 - 11 a.m. PST
This webinar will cover the key elements of what to look for in a site assessment, and how to review a risk assessment. We will then discuss the demonstration of need requirement in SMPs and provide MSDG-based tools for use when reviewing geotechnical reports for SMP consistency.

Register here .

Webinar 3
Shoreline Stabilization Techniques and Design Checklists
February 25, 2020, 9:30 - 11 a.m. PST
This webinar will provide a deeper dive on shoreline design techniques, ranging from passive management to hard armoring. We will provide MSDG-based resources for use when reviewing the analysis of design alternatives in project applications.

Register here

Webinar 4
Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Stabilization
March 3, 2020, 9:30 - 11 a.m. PST
Our final webinar will take a broader look at the best available sea level rise science for Washington and discuss resources available to local governments as they undertake planning efforts for sea level rise. We will specifically touch on the nexus between sea level rise and shoreline stabilization and discuss our current understanding of this complex issue, as well as knowledge gaps that may impact planning.

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Frequently Asked Questions
• Can I register for individual webinars? Yes – each webinar has its own registration page. Please sign up for each webinar you plan to attend. We hope you can make all four!
• Will the webinars be recorded? Yes. Recordings will be posted on the SCPG website.
• Where can I access the supplemental materials from the webinars? Materials will be posted on the SCPG website, and will also be available to download within the webinar interface.
• Who can I contact for more information? Contact info for the planning team is below:
Nicole Faghin, Coastal Management Specialist
Washington Sea Grant
Corey Morss, Environmental Engineer
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Sydney Fishman, Shoreline Armoring Planning Associate
Washington Department of Ecology

Sponsored by Washington Sea Grant, Washington Department of Ecology and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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