Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration

WA State Department of Ecology/The Padilla Bay NERR


Thursday, June 2, 2016
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT

Mt Vernon, WA, United States

CM | 6.50

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This class reviews the geologic processes shaping Puget Sound beaches, such as erosion and sediment transport, and the influence of human activities on these processes. This year we’ve updated the class to include more emphasis on factors influencing the selection and design of erosion control measures.  We will look at a variety of softer techniques that are being used to reduce the impacts of conventional shoreline structures.  You’ll learn about recent guidance regarding the design and the review of soft shoreline and beach restoration projects. The class will include numerous examples that help you better understand the factors influencing a particular site and that highlight reasons for successful, and unsuccessful, shoreline projects.

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