CCRM's Tidal Wetlands Workshop Tuesday May 2nd
8:30 - 9:30am Check-in & Coffee 
9:30am - 3:30pm Workshop 


College of William & Mary
School of Education
Professional Development Center - Matoaka Room
301 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Driving Directions 


For more workshop information and for registration assistance:


Dawn Fleming












Sustainable Shorelines in Action:  Successful Applications & Incentive Programs


A workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  The workshop focus will be on successful actions to achieve sustainable tidal shorelines in the Commonwealth.  All shoreline management stakeholders are invited to learn about the increasing use of living shorelines, how to take advantage of funding support and other incentive programs, and how these efforts contribute to larger coastal community goals for stormwater management and flood risk reduction. 

Successful implementation of these positive actions is made possible through a partnership of public and private stakeholders.  Workshop presentations will be given by VIMS scientists and invited speakers, including representatives from the Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Soil & Water Conservation Districts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, and Wetlands Watch.  The planned program also includes time for interactive discussions about expanding participation in the incentive programs and what next steps can be taken to keep the positive momentum going.

Planned Workshop Topics

  • Growing Number of Living Shoreline Projects
  • Living Shoreline General Permits - review of Group 1 permits issued to date & status of Group 2 regulation
  • New Federal Nationwide Permit 54 for Living Shorelines
  • New Funding Support by the VA Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) & Living Shorelines Loan Program
  • Shoreline Management BMP Credits for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL
  • Connections Between Shoreline Management & the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS)
  • 2017 General Assembly Update

Location  PLEASE NOTE - NEW VENUE, Due to construction on the VIMS campus, this workshop will be held at the College of William & Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, VA.  More details about the workshop location will be provided to registered participants. 

Registration Deadline 11pm, April 26th (space is limited to 150 people)

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 now accepts VISA, MasterCard, & Discover.  To pay by credit card, please use the link in your registration confirmation email to go to our secure site.

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.