2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop

Conference Date: Tuesday, October 19 – 20, 2021

Cape May, New Jersey

Join Restore America’s Estuaries, American Littoral Society, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey field offices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for the fifth Living Shorelines and Nature – Based Methods Tech Transfer Workshop. We will gather (hopefully in person) in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey, to talk all things living shorelines. We anticipate field trips to local restoration projects, talks by local and national experts, and a chance to gather and share knowledge and experiences with peers. This workshop is geared for landowners and professionals, anyone working in the marketing, design, construction, or permitting of living shorelines and nature-based shoreline stabilization.

The 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop is the premier nationwide gathering of the living shorelines community of practice.

Hosted by Restore America’s Estuaries, American Littoral Society, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey field offices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, we are excited to invite you to beautiful Cape May, New Jersey, this upcoming October.

We are bringing together experts from across the country for a two-day experience combining interactive field sessions with ground-breaking discussions.

Topics will include adoption of living shorelines, regulation, engaging your community, new techniques, and more. FULL AGENDA COMING SOON!

This workshop is geared towards anyone working in the marketing, design, construction, management, and permitting of living shorelines and nature-based shoreline stabilization.

All tickets include:

  • Access to all events: plenary, panels and small group discussions
  • Field event to a local Living Shorelines project
  • Ability to submit a poster
  • Access to the exhibitor hall
  • Lunch on both days
  • Reception on Day One, including heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket
  • Lots of fun and chances to meet your peers face to face!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

EARLY BIRD & ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • Early Bird Admission: $195 Price valid through 8pm ET August 31, 2021
  • Regular Admission: $245 Online pre-registration closes 8pm ET October 12, 2021
  • Onsite Admission: $265 Limited onsite registration may be available at the Grand Hotel beginning at 7:30am ET on October 19, 2021.

FIELD SESSIONS

The field sessions are a centerpiece of the workshop. We will take about half a day to explore a local living shorelines project to learn from the project team how the project was designed, implemented, and maintained. More information on specific sites will be available in August.

Field sessions are part of the overall event and are open only to those who register and pay the registration fee.Participation in field sessions is optional but included in the registration cost. Partial or one-day registrations are not permitted.

Field sessions will most likely be outdoors and exposed to the elements, and will occur rain or shine. Walking or standing on unpaved ground may be required. Please plan accordingly.

POSTERS

Submit a poster to showcase your project, latest research, or design. Posters will be displayed throughout the event, and we ask that you be at your poster during the reception on Tuesday, October 19 from 5:30-7:30pm. Email your abstract with authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s) to TTWPosters@estuaries.org by August 13, 2021. Submitters will be notified by August 25, 2021.

LODGING

Please ensure you have made any necessary lodging reservations at the Grand Hotel prior to September 19, 2021, to receive the group rate of $134/night, plus applicable taxes and fees. The online booking code is 552918;alternatively, please call the hotel directly at800-257-8550 and mention the “Restore America’s Estuaries” room block.

Federal government employees are eligible for the government room rate at time of booking – please call the hotel directly and mention “Restore America’s Estuaries” to reserve a room, and be prepared to show government ID at time of check-in.