Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Living Shoreline Training certificate (CBLP-Shorelines)

Living Shorelines for the Coastal Plain

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CBLP-Shorelines is a comprehensive series of professional development workshops that prepares existing CBLPs and professionals working along the shoreline to add Living Shoreline services to their business offerings.

Upcoming trainings:

July 11, 17, 18 & 31st | Norfolk VA

August 27th-29th and September 13 | West River, MD

Registration for the 2024 session is open

Workshops are delivered in a hybrid format that combines online and classroom learning with practical field experiences. Instructors are experienced shoreline professionals from the public and private sectors. Content focuses on foundational knowledge, site assessment, planning and design, permitting, constructing, monitoring, and maintaining living shorelines projects.

The program was developed and piloted in Virginia in 2022-23 in partnership with the Living Shoreline Collaborative, a group of regional and state partners in Virginia, convened by the James River Association (JRA), and funded through a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant. Thanks to generous support from Wetlands Watch, 20 partial scholarships are available available for professionals working in VA. These scholarships will reduce the cost to $172.50 per person. To inquire about the scholarship email Katie@cblpro.org prior to signing up.

Work began in late 2023, with funding from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Maryland DNR, to adapt the training for Maryland audiences. Thanks to this generous funding support the cost of the Maryland session has been reduced from $690 to $100 for this session.