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ALTERNATIVES TO BULKHEADS: Course #3 -How to Address Site Assessments for Design and Construction (virtual with field day in the Mid-Sound on 3/24)

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023
  • Friday, March 24, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Friday, March 24, 2023, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • virtual on March 23 and in-person (Mid-Sound) on March 24
  • 0


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The Alternative to Bulkheads courses are endorsed by the Shore Friendly program and the content is consistent with Shore Friendly recommended practices. 

This course is offered as part of a series of six courses related to Alternatives to Bulkheads. The content of each course builds on the previous course.

Course #3 explores how to conduct a site assessment for a shoreline stabilization project. This includes identifying issues that need to be addressed, where to find resources for each of the issues, and how to prepare and read reports pertaining to various aspects of the site.

(Prerequisite: Course #1- General Concepts related to Shorelines and Stabilization)

March 23rd will be virtual from 9 am - 3 pm. March 24 will be in-person at a location in the Mid-Sound on 3/24 from 9 am - 12 pm (8 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points)

COVID-19 Considerations:  All participants will be expected to follow Washington Department of Ecology’s COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the training during the in-person session. Mask are recommended for the in-person session.


Jessica Cote is a coastal engineer with Blue Coast Engineering, which she founded in 2018. Jessica is deeply committed to the health and recovery of Puget Sound. For more than two decades she has worked on complex coastal issues nationally and globally. She received her Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering from Oregon State University.

Corey Morss is an Environmental Engineer working for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Program. He 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.

The Alternative to Bulkheads courses are endorsed by the Shore Friendly program and the content is consistent with Shore Friendly recommended practices. Participation in the training program does not indicate any form of endorsement of attendees by the Shore Friendly program, nor does participation assume subsequent work conducted by a participant adheres to Shore Friendly principles.  


Funded wholly or in part by EPA under grant #PC-01J22301 (NEP Habitat Strategic Initiative).

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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