CCRM's Tidal Wetlands Workshop Thursday, June 14th
8:00 - 9:00am Check-in & Coffee 
9:00am - 3:30pm Workshop 


Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gloucester Point, VA 23062  



For more workshop information and for registration assistance:


Dawn Fleming













Shoreline Best Practice Case Studies: What nature-based tidal shorelines look like & how they work


A workshop will be held on Thursday June 14, 2018 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, VA.  The workshop focus will be on shoreline best practice case studies using real world examples of various nature-based features and practices.   This workshop will build from last year’s event about new incentive programs to support more living shoreline installations.  This year, the focus shifts to actual projects throughout coastal Virginia.   The selected case studies will represent various practices, including upland stormwater management, riparian buffer restoration, tidal marsh planting, marsh sills, and oyster reef features used in living shoreline designs. 

CCRM scientists and invited speakers will share their experiences, observations, and lessons learned from projects they are involved with, including representatives from the Elizabeth River Project, Old Dominion University, and DCR’s Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service (SEAS).   Afternoon breakout sessions will include an outdoor field experience to VIMS case study projects, plus indoor hands-on training opportunities.  Results from the 2018 General Assembly and other related program updates will also be in the workshop program.    

Planned Workshop Topics:

  • Small & large scale living shoreline project case studies
  • How wetlands & oyster reefs work for wave attenuation
  • SEAS project on TMDL load reduction credits for shoreline management BMPs  
  • Shoreline management program updates
  • 2018 Virginia General Assembly update

Location: Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Watermen's Hall.  More details about the workshop location will be provided to registered participants. 

Registration Deadline: 9:00AM, June 11 (firm) 2-step registration process with separate payment

Workshop Fee: $25.00 per registrant (includes lunch)

Payment Options:
  • Check – make checks payable to:  Tidal Wetlands Workshop                           and mail to: VIMS, PO Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA  23062
  • Credit Card VIMS accepts VISA, MasterCard, & Discover.  To pay by credit card, please go to this secure site that opens in a new window (don't forget to also register) ccrm.vims.edu/CreditCardPayment

Groups: You are able to pay for multiple people in one credit card transaction however, each person must be registered individually.  If you are having trouble registering multiple people, your cache may be the problem.  Please start over here with the "Register Now" button for each new person.

Receipts: When done correctly, you will receive an emailed receipt for registering, in addition to a separate receipt for credit card payment.