Living Shoreline Permitting and More Workshop
July 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn about permitting living shorelines in the state of Florida. This course is for homeowners, HOA officials, contractors, environmental managers, city/county staff, parks staff, and landscape professionals. The goal of the workshop is to make living shorelines permitting more understandable to a wider audience. The workshop is open to anyone with a basic knowledge of living shorelines who needs support with the permitting process.
Participants will learn how to permit living shorelines in Florida with presentations by experts from University of Florida (UF), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and the US Army Corps of Engineers will cover the basics of state and federal permit guidelines. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understand and be able to successfully navigate Florida’s living shoreline permitting process. Q&A sessions and small group exercises will provide tips and practical experience with living shorelines permitting.
Workshop format: The workshop will be offered simultaneously across 7 locations through a partnership between UF/Florida Sea Grant and the National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system. UF’s campus in Gainesville – main session that will broadcast to six satellite locations.
Apalachicola ANERR (Franklin County, FL) St. Lucie County Sarasota County Rookery Bay NERR (Collier County, FL) Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas NERR (Duval County, FL) Weeks Bay NERR (Baldwin, AL)
This workshop is offered through a Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant (TX, LA, MS, AL, FL) partnership and Gulf of Mexico Alliance-funded project called “Understanding and Navigating Living Shorelines Permitting”.