APA Connecticut Chapter


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

Westbrook, CT, United States

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This indepth erosion workshop will provide AICP planners with an overview of progressive bioengineering and the latest developments in non-structural alternatives for shoreline stabilization. Planners will learn aboiut new stormwater regulations and methods for aquifer retention for inland sustainability and coastline resilience.  Advanced methods and case studies will be explored for shoreline erosion mitigation and developing regulations and permitting for innovation for living shoreline designs. Innovation for learning will be identified through exploring apprenticeship programs. 

The afternoon will provide interactive analysis of methods to manage Connecticut's tidal marshes and shoreline infrastructure; threats and opportunities within the context of sea level rise, including erosion and hazard mapping.                                                                                   


Amanda Ryan

Amanda Ryan is a Municipal Stormwater Educator primarily responsible for statewide outreach and education to communities and institutions regulated by the state Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4) general permit. Amanda has experience in regional planning, municipal conservation, and served two tours as an active duty Coast Guard officer. Amanda ... Read More

Peter Hanrahan

Peter M. Hanrahan, CPESC is an erosion control & geoproduct specialist Peter is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, and has more than 38 years of industry experience. Peter has made presentations nationally and in Taiwan for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of ... Read More

Jennifer Pagach

Overseer of Goodwin-Niering Environmental Center at Connecticut College Extensive outreach, speaking and workshop/conference development, over 130 events in 12 years Adjuncts at Connecticut College and many other colleges/community colleges on broad range of environmental, science and health topics. Examples include environmental science, geology, severe and hazardous weather, alternative ... Read More

Seth Wilkinson

Seth Wilkinson is a frequent instructor and regional expert in the field of invasive plant management and ecological restoration. He has been a leader in hundreds of ecological restoration projects for land trusts, conservation commissions and private individuals in the last decade. Whether through the use of innovative equipment to ... Read More

Juliana Barrett

Juliana Barrett an Associate Extension Educator with Connecticut Sea Grant program at the Avery Point campus and the CT NEMO Program. As an ecologist, her focus is the coastal habitats of Connecticut. She works with the towns and groups working on the conservation, restoration and enhancement of coastal areas. Juliana ... Read More

Sarah Hamm

Sarah Hamm holds a Master of Science Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines and has 13 years of experience as a Coastal Geologist. For the past 5 years Ms. Hamm has been a Project Coastal Scientist within Dewberry's Coastal Resilience Services Group. She is an expert ... Read More

Jennifer Mattei

Jennifer H. Mattei, Ph.D. is a Sacred Heart University Professor Expertise in upland, wetland, and stream restoration, control of invasive plant species, and the population ecology of economically important species. Member: IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) Species Survival Commission Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group. Memberships: • Ecological Society ... Read More

David Kozak

Dave Kozak, a senior coastal planner in CT DEEP’s Coastal Management Program, has provided land conservation and development advice to coastal municipalities for over 20 years. Other recent responsibilities include, identifying the State’s most significant remaining coastal land conservation targets and examining the potential response of Connecticut’s ... Read More

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