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Workshop to highlight habitat-friendly shoreline-protection techniques

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 19,  2010

The Weeks Bay and Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Programs are partnering with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, NOAA Restoration Center and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance to sponsor the workshop “Constructing Living Shorelines in Alabama and Mississippi.” The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Pelican Landing Conference Center in Moss Point, Miss.

Detailed case studies of living shoreline projects in Alabama and Mississippi will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to visit selected local projects. A vendor social will be held to showcase various living shoreline products and techniques. By the end of the workshop, participants should be better able to design and construct living shorelines.

Target audiences for the workshop include contractors, consultants, developers, city and county planners, engineers, coastal land managers, environmental scientists and natural resource staff. This event is $45 to attend, and pre-registration is required at www.GulfAllianceTraining.org. For additional information, please contact Amy Gohres at 251-990-5004 (amy@weeksbay.org) or Mike Shelton at 251-928-9792 (Michael.Shelton@dcnr.alabama.gov).

For further information, please reference the flyer (PDF, 335 KB).

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