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RI Coastal Resources Management Council preserve, protect, develop, and restore coastal resources for all Rhode Islanders

Engineering With Nature to Protect Rhode Island Shorelines

On April 10th, 2018 the Coastal Resources Management Council will sponsor a one-day workshop for engineers, designers and regulatory staff on the use of nature-based practices to address shoreline erosion.  CRMC staff will discuss RI regulations that apply to these practices. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy will discuss how these practices are used throughout New England and introduce new information and resources for designers created by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council and The Nature Conservancy. Practitioners will present examples of projects that have been installed throughout RI. There will be an opportunity to discuss current regulations and how they help or hinder the use of nature-based erosion control practices.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe practices that use vegetation and other natural materials to address shoreline erosion
  • Identify current regulations that apply to nature-based shoreline stabilization practices in Rhode Island
  • Recognize the pros and cons of implementing various practices and lessons learned from the actual on-the-ground installations
  • Discuss barriers or obstacles encountered before, during, and after implementation
  • Identify additional tools and resources related to best practices, existing applications in Rhode Island, and funding options

Location: University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute, South Ferry Road, Narragansett, RI
Registration fee: $40 / $25 for non-profit organizations & government agencies. A light breakfast and lunch is included. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!




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