Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation

Two-day training course to learn about living shorelines and how to install them

Posted on Jan 28 in Member Blog

When: April 6 – 7, 2021
What: Two-day training course to learn about living shorelines and how to install them
Where: Hybrid Format (Virtual Learning and Field Trip in Pensacola, FL)
Who: Question? Contact bibzaj@nwf.org

Please join us for a 2-day hybrid training course for or marine contractors, landscapers, local governments, coastal homeowners and others to learn about living shorelines and how to install them.

Living shorelines are softer, greener alternatives to stabilize shorelines from erosion, sea level rise, and other damage, and can be installed either alone or as an enhancement to an existing seawall or other structure. They protect, restore, or enhance natural shoreline habitat and maintain coastal processes through the strategic placement of plants, oyster shell, and other organic materials.

The course will include three formats: on-line lectures (to be completed in advance of course); virtual group activities (Day 1); and in-person field trips/site visits (Day 2), for approximately 16 hours of learning. Instruction will be provided by Florida’s top living shorelines experts, and includes a Training Manual, distributed in advance of the class.

CEU may be available through Construction Industry Licensing Board.

$50 registration fee includes all learning modules, Training Manual (hard copy and electronic), In-Person Site Visits with drinks/snacks (Day 2), and other participant materials. COVID safety protocols will be followed for the in-person Site Visits.

If interested, please complete short application at https://www.ppbep.org/livingshorelinecourse

Jessica Koelsch Bibza
Senior Specialist, Wildlife Policy, Gulf Program
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National Wildlife Federation
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