March 10, 17-18, 2023
Essential Skills for Living Shorelines is a multi-day interactive workshop delivered in a hybrid format that combines online and classroom learning with field work. Participants will explore site analysis tools and complete a field-based site assessment, apply site data to living shoreline design projects, and complete Joint Permit Applications (JPA) for a Virginia general permit 1 or 2 project. Attendees receive instruction on living shoreline construction, adaptive management, typical maintenance tasks, and maintenance plan development. Individuals pursuing the CBLP-Shorelines certificate will be required to attend a living shoreline installation practicum at a professionally managed living shoreline installation project upon completion of this workshop.