The next VIMS Tidal Wetlands Workshop will be held Tuesday, May 2, at the College of William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, VA. The workshop theme this year is
Sustainable Shorelines in Action: Successful Applications & Incentive Programs
The planned program will highlight the increasing use of living shoreline projects and the successful implementation of incentive programs, including expedited permitting, financial support, and earning credits for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL and reduced flood insurance premiums.
Invited speakers include representatives from local, state and federal agencies and others directly involved with sustainable shoreline actions.
Successful implementation of these positive actions is made possible through a partnership of public and private stakeholders. Workshop presentations will be given by VIMS scientists and invited speakers, including representatives from the Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Soil & Water Conservation Districts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, and Wetlands Watch. The planned program also includes time for interactive discussions about expanding participation in the incentive programs and what next steps can be taken to keep the positive momentum going.
Planned Workshop Topics
Growing Number of Living Shoreline Projects
Living Shoreline General Permits – review of Group 1 permits issued to date & status of Group 2 regulation
New Federal Nationwide Permit 54 for Living Shorelines
New Funding Support by the VA Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) & Living Shorelines Loan Program
Shoreline Management BMP Credits for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
Connections Between Shoreline Management & the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS)
2017 General Assembly Update
Location PLEASE NOTE – NEW VENUE, Due to construction on the VIMS campus, this workshop will be held at the College of William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, VA. More details about the workshop location will be provided to registered participants.
Registration Deadline 11pm, April 26th (space is limited to 150 people)
Workshop Fee $25.00 per registrant (includes lunch)
On-line workshop registration is now open until 11:00 pm April 26, 2017. The registration fee is $25.00 per person (includes lunch). Payment options will be provided during the registration process. Register early, space is limited to 150 people.
For more workshop information and for registration assistance:
VIMS – CCRM