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Using the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines for Marine Shoreline Stabilization

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (PDT)
  • Padilla Bay Reserve, Mt. Vernon
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In this one-day class, you will gain familiarity with the contents and use of the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (MSDG). These guidelines address the design of alternative options for shoreline protection. The course will emphasize how to conduct a site assessment and alternatives analysis, along with a high-level overview of the permitting issues associated with these types of projects. Examples will be explored for different techniques to address shoreline protection. You will learn how to use a checklist approach to analyze alternative shoreline protection options. While not required, it would benefit you to have a familiarity with the basic understanding of shoreline processes as taught in the Coastal Training Program course "Puget Sound Coastal Process, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration." (6.5 CM Credits/CEP Points)

Lunch is provided.

Instructors: Corey Morss is an Environmental Engineer working for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Program. Corey provides technical assistance to WDFW Habitat Biologists statewide, as well as designing and constructing restoration projects in marine and freshwater environments. Corey has developed and delivered trainings on water crossings, marine shoreline protection (MSDG), fluvial geomorphology, reading engineering plans, and fish friendly construction considerations. Corey is passionate about the outdoors and spends most of his spare time hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, fishing, boating or dreaming about those things.

Nicole Faghin is a Coastal Management Specialist at Washington Sea Grant. She is a trained land use and environmental planner and lawyer specializing in waterfront planning issues. Nicole is a frequent lecturer for the Coastal Training Program and on the CTP Advisory Group. She has also taught courses at the UW Seattle Urban Planning Program, UW Tacoma Urban Studies Program, and has been a guest lecturer at the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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