Shoreline Conservation Section Chief
Chesapeake & Coastal Service
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building E-2
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Proceedings and Video Presentations - NOW AVAILABLE
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Restore America’s Estuaries were pleased to co-host the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit, an in-depth discussion of the state of science, policy, and practice of Living Shorelines in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The Summit was a two-day collaborative meeting highlighting the latest advancements in Living Shoreline research, design, implementation, and policy. The format encouraged an open dialogue about past and current restoration practices, barriers to implementation, and ways to strengthen the Living Shorelines Community across the Mid-Atlantic region. Brainstorming sessions motivated collaboration within and between sectors to identify gaps and challenges limiting effectiveness within the Living Shorelines field.
The diversity of the Living Shorelines Community was reflected in the range of participants from local, state, and federal governments, nonprofit organizations, marine contractors, environmental consultants, academia, private industry, and resource managers. By exploring a variety of themes and topics, it was hoped that the Summit would propel research, restoration practices, and policy forward, galvanizing the community of practitioners, and stimulating collaboration amongst participants and constituent groups from across the Mid-Atlantic region.
The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit centered on the questions: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going?
Extensive appendices document results of information gathering sessions addressing identification of critical research needs, performance data queries, and means of coalescing the Living Shorelines Community. Resources such as programs, publications, web resources, and organizations intended to encourage and expand Living Shoreline implementation are also listed.
Setting the Stage
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401