Building Resilient Coastal Bluffs

With changing weather patterns and rising seas, it’s important for our coastal shorelines to be able to withstand changing conditions. For the past 24 months, the District has worked with the Maine Coastal Program and the Maine Geological Survey to develop guidelines for using living shorelines to stabilize Maine’s coastal bluffs. Join us on September 11th to learn about our work.

The District and partners will present information about:

  • The group’s case studies to determine appropriate applications for living shorelines.
  • Decision-making tools developed to help determine the applicability of living shorelines in various locations.
  • The plant selection guide developed for Maine’s climate and coastal conditions.
  • Regulatory considerations for coastal living shorelines.

Date: September 11. 2017
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: GPCOG | 970 Baxter Boulevard, Portland
Cost: Free
RSVP: Damon Yakovleff, 207.892.4700

1:00     Introductions + overview
1:20     State of the science (presentation + Q&A)
2:20     Break with refreshments
2:30     Applied science: decision tree, plant guide, case studies (presentation + Q&A)
3:30     Brunswick Coastal Workgroup presentation
4:00     Regulatory considerations
4:15     Next steps + discussion
4:30     Adjourn

3.5 Engineering PDHs and 3.5 CM credits for AICP are available.

The event flyer is available here. Please contact Damon Yakovleff with questions.