Upcoming workshop: Science You Can Use: Sustaining New Jersey Marshes for Coastal Resilience

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR) in conjunction with other local partners is presenting two upcoming workshops “Science You Can Use: Sustaining New Jersey Marshes for Coastal Resilience.”

Workshop Purpose:

To convey how ongoing research informs the understanding of:
•How do saltmarshes aid coastal resilience?
•How can salt marshes be sustained into the future?
•What management tools and best practices are available for aiding decision-making on nature-based and other management strategies?
•How might we apply them locally?

This workshop will help you design shovel-ready projects to be competitive for funding and to demonstrate the priorities for undertaking specified management interventions at particular locations.

Coastal decision-makers will gain a better understanding of the benefits, costs and trade-offs to restoring and sustaining tidal salt marshes for our back-bay coastal communities.

Who should participate

Municipal, county, state and federal coastal decision-makers, including: municipal and county planners and officials, park and floodplain managers, state permitting officers, consultants, NGO staff, contractors.

The two workshops will provide the same content, but will feature different case study areas.

The workshops will be held on March 14th at the JCNERR Coastal Center in Tuckerton, NJ  and April 3rd at the Cumberland County Community College in Vineland.

For more information and to register, visit: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edqke9mld0be0a57&llr=e4svqyeab.