Living Shorelines Workshop in Federalsburg–Rescheduled for March 14

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The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance invites shoreline homeowners and interested community members to a Living Shoreline Workshop on Saturday, March 14 (rescheduled from February 21) in Federalsburg. (Another workshop will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Westside Community Center in Bivalve.) Living shorelines mimic natural processes and provide a means of stabilizing shorelines while providing a number of benefits, including wildlife habitat and water quality improvements. The Living Shoreline Workshop aims to provide homeowners with context, information, and resources needed to begin the process of installing a living shoreline. Topics will include:

  • an examination of Nanticoke River characteristics, including water quality indicators and how they relate to living shorelines
  • the importance of living shorelines (when appropriate) and why they are preferred over hardened structure like rip-rap and bulkhead
  • the permitting process
  • the costs of installing and maintaining
  • examples of living shoreline projects from technical advisors, including contractors.

Representatives from several organizations, such as the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Maryland Sea Grant, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Environmental Concern, and Bryan and Sons will present.

This program is free to attendees and is funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Please register by March 13.