2021 Workshop Agenda

2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop Agenda


8:00 AM | Registration opens

9:00 AM | Morning Plenary Session: Welcome Remarks

Keynote Address: Shoreline Restoration in New Jersey: A Strong Legacy and a Bright Future

10:15 AM | Coffee Break and Exhibition Space

10:30 AM | Morning Session: Hybrid Designs, Urban Settings, and Retrofits: Working with Communities to Balance Habitat and Infrastructure Needs

12:00 PM | Instructions and distribute box lunches

12:30 PM| Depart for Field Trips/Skills Sessions

Field Trip 1: Cape May County Beach and Reef Restorations, Delaware Bay. Visit various American Littoral Society restoration sites and hear from the restoration team. First Stop: Reeds Beach where sand was added to the beach after Superstorm Sandy and the first of 8 intertidal oyster reefs was constructed to keep sand on the beach for horseshoe crabs and shorebirds. Stop 2: Cooks Beach: This is one of the Society’s latest restorations and included berm creation, 3 double-rowed intertidal reefs, and the placement of sand. Stop 3: Pierces Point – See created berms and plantings completed by two Society staff during the pandemic to keep horseshoe crabs from being washed into the adjacent marsh. This strategy was employed at several other beaches in Delaware Bay.

Field Trip 2: Visit the New Jersey Aquaculture Innovation Center at Rutgers University (AIC). An extremely flexible facility designed to meet the research, technology, demonstration and extension needs of the aquaculture community. The AIC supports production of disease resistant seed oysters, a critical component in efforts to revitalize the oyster industry in Delaware Bay and other east coast bays and estuaries. After visiting the AIC, we will visit a back bay restoration nearby (TBD) and one of New Jersey’s most prominent maritime forests.

Virtual Field Trip: TBD

5:00 PM | Return from field trip

5:30 PM | Mixer: Exhibitor Space, Poster Session and Reception & Appetizers

9:00 AM | Morning Session I: Innovation and Designing for the Future

10:30 AM | Coffee Break and Exhibition Space

10:45 AM | Morning Sessions II (Breakout Sessions)

Digital tools for visualization and modelingAssessment &  monitoringOyster shell recycling

12:00 PM | Lunch

1:15 PM | Review session, open Q&A

2:15 PM | Break

2:45 PM | Closing Plenary: The Future of Nature-based Shoreline Stabilization

5:00 PM | Close