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Living Shorelines Workshop Set for Oct. 8-9

BEAUFORT — Early registration ends Sept. 20 for the two-day 2019 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop to be held in October.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores living shoreline. Photo: North Carolina Coastal Federation

The North Carolina Coastal Federation and Restore America’s Estuaries are hosting the Oct. 8-9 workshop at Beaufort Hotel. Experts from across the country will be on hand to present information on the adoption of living shorelines, regulation, engaging communities and new techniques.

Cost is $150 if registered by Sept. 20 or $225 after or onsite and includes the half-day field sessions, when those registered will be able to see living shorelines projects at one of the following locations of their choice: Hammocks Beach State Park’s Jones Island, Swansboro; Pivers Island, Sandbar Oyster Co.  Shellfish Lease, and Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the Beaufort and Morehead City area; or at the Trinity Center and North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on Bogue Banks.

This workshop is approved for 12 professional development hours by the state Board of Engineers and Land Surveyors, and is offering 12 continuing education units by the state Board of Landscape Architects, pending approval, and self-reporting for certified North Carolina planners by state chapter of the American Planning Association is being offered.

Contact Suzanne Simon at 703-524-0248 or ssimon@estuaries.org for more information.

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