The goal of NROC’s Living Shorelines Group is to facilitate regional knowledge-sharing around living shorelines and coastal green or natural infrastructure.

The Living Shorelines Group is one of two NROC groups engaged in Resilient Shorelines, along with the Marsh Migration Group.

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Kickoff Meeting – May 20,2015

The LS Group held its kickoff meeting via conference all. Documents available from the meeting include the meeting summary, as well as a presentation and white paper about living shoreline efforts in New Hampshire and Rhode Island, respectively.

Group Membership

Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant Rick Bennet, DOI Fish & Wildlife Service – Reg. 1
Patricia Bowie, MA Coastal Zone Management Jim Boyd, RI Coastal Resources Management Center
Dave Burdick, University of New Hampshire Allison Castellan, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
Caitlin Chafee, RI Coastal Resources Management Center Steve Dickson, Maine Geological Society
Peter Francis, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Janet Freedman, RI Coastal Resources Management Center
Rebecca French, University of Connecticut Trish Garrigan, U.S. EPA – Reg. 1
Adrianne Harrison, NOAA Office of Coastal Management Kirsten Howard, NH Department of Environmental Services
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management Jessica LeClair, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
Regina Lyons, U.S. EPA – Reg. 1 Becca Newhall, NOAA Office of Coastal Management
Kevin O’Brien, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Jennifer O’Donnell, University of Connecticut
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Winyah Bay NERR Peter Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey
Tin Smith, Wells NERR Rachel Stevens, Great Bay NERR
Megan Tyrell, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Adam Whelchel, The Nature Conservancy

If you are interested in participating in this group, please contact Adrianne Harrison or Tricia Bowie.


Living Shorelines Resources


Meeting Notes


May 20, 2015 Kickoff Meeting: