Workshops & Agendas

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living-shorelines-charretteLiving Shoreline Workshop III - A Design Charrette

The third workshop of a three part series was held on September 15th at Harkness Memorial Sate Park Waterford, CT. 

You are invited to participate in a Living Shoreline Design Charrette at Harkness Memorial State Park. Teams made up of workshop participants will design a living shoreline for the on-site beach/dune, bluff or tidal wetland system. The designs will be presented and critiqued from a regulatory perspective by a panel of municipal, state and federal officials. The goal of this charrette is for participants to gain a better understanding of living shoreline designs and what will and will not be permitted in Connecticut. 

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living-shorelinesLiving Shoreline Workshop II

The second workshop of a three part series was held on June 24th at Avery Point campus in Groton, CT. 

The 2nd in a series of workshops, Living Shorelines II focused on an integrated approach to living shorelines and review examples of living shorelines installations in CT and other states.

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living-shorelinesiLiving Shoreline Workshop I 

The First workshop of a three part series was held on January 9th at Avery Point campus in Groton, CT. 

  • What are living shorelines?
  • How are they important to Connecticut?
  • What is the process for permitting living shorelines?

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legal-issuesLegal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation


The first in what is expected to be a series of workshops exploring how sea level rise and climate adaptation efforts may be addressed through legal concepts like the Public Trust Doctrine and regulatory processes like permitting and how climate adaptation may change how we look at those concepts and processes. 

Environment Chairman Rep. James Albis will provide opening remarks. 

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