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Sustainable Shorelines Designs: from
Long Island to Lake Erie Webinar Series
Hudson River working shorelines and techniques
Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
September 16, 2016

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Webinar Ground Rules
• Please mute your phones unless prompted otherwise.
• Use the chat function to ask questions as they come to mind
during the webinar and send questions directly to the Host
• Take the survey that pops up after the webinar.
• Be aware that the webinar is being recorded.
• If you are participating as part of a group, and especially if you
would like PDH credits, please send the names and email
addresses of those in your group to Sarah.Lipuma@dec.ny.gov

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Agenda
2:00 – 2:10
Welcome, Objectives and Introductions
Sarah Lipuma
2:10 – 2:25 Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project
Emilie Hauser
2:25 – 2:45 Case Studies
Sven Hoeger
2:45 – 2:55
Discussion and Questions
2:55 – 3:00 Mid-way Poll
3:00 – 3:20 Linking Evaluation, Assessment, and
Guidance for Living Shorelines Designs
Jon Miller
3:20 - 3:30 Discussion and Questions
3:30
Adjournment and Survey

Guest Panelists

Jon Miller of Stevens
Institute of Technology

Sven Hoeger of
Creative Habitat Corp.

Hosts

Emilie Hauser of Hudson Sarah Lipuma of
River National Estuarine Student Conservation
Research Reserve
Association

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Series Objectives
Participants will be aware of the range of options available to
for nature-bases shoreline designs and related tools and
research.

Photo credits: Christina Tobitsch

Creative Habitat Corp.

Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

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Series Dates
• September 16 – Hudson River working
shorelines and techniques
• October 21 – Great Lakes Sustainable Shorelines
• November 18 – Long Island Sound
• December 16 – Enhancing armored shoreline – techniques
& prioritization inventory

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Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project
Promoting choices that
preserve or enhance
ecology and shoreline
benefits while meeting
engineering needs in a
changing climate.

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Hudson River National
Estuarine Research
Reserve
Find out more at:
www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4915.html
www.hrnerr.org
www.hrnerr.org/hudson-riversustainable-shorelines/

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Sustainable Shorelines
Nature-based
Living Shorelines

Ecologically Enhanced

Coastal Green Infrastructure

Grey to Green

Soft Engineered

Nontraditional

Hybrid Shoreline
Vegetated Stabilization

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Ecological Studies & Products
• Literature review
• Study of biodiversity (fish,
plants) and organic matter
accumulation as a function
of shore zone structure &
age
• Rapid assessment
protocol
• Ecological brochure and
handbook

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Engineering Studies & Products
• Literature review
• Physical forces
• Cost analysis
• Forensic analysis

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Sea Level
Rise

Human Use

Engineering

Sustainable
Shorelines
Site
Economic
Costs

Physical

Habitat

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Demonstration Site Case Studies & Network

Case
Studies

hrnerr.org

Forensic
Analyses

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Demonstration
Site Network

Name

Hudson
River Mile

Coxsackie Boat
Launch

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Demonstration
Site Network
Case Study
Yes

Designer

Forensic
Analysis

Stevens Institute

Yes

Athens 4th St.
Kayak Launch

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Yes

Kaaterskill
Associates &
Kleinke Associates

 

Rhinecliff Landing
Bulkhead

90

 

Stevens Institute
Feeney’s

 

Esopus Meadows

86.5

Yes

Creative Habitat

Yes

Foundry Dock

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Yes

Hudson &
Pacific Designs

 

Dockside

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Milone &
MacBroom

 

Habirshaw Park

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Yes

Creative Habitat

Yes

Nyack Beach

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Princeton Hydro

 

Harlem River

Harlem River

Yes

NYC Parks et al.

 

Hunts Point

East River

Yes

HDR

Yes

Oak Point

East River

 

na

Yes

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Demonstration Sites Lessons Learned




Maintain Diversity- No ‘one size fits all’
Different uses = different design opportunities
Give and take- Slope
Community input essential
Maintenance should be expected.

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Design Considerations for Sea-level Rise


What will the shore look like in 50 years? 100
years?
How could use of the site change over time as
water levels rise?
Are there wetlands or submerged vegetation
that will need to migrate inland over time to
survive?
How will shoreline and land use decisions now

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National Demonstration Site Networks
• http://sagecoast.org/
• http://ccrm.vims.edu/livingshorelines/
• http://www.livingshorelinesacademy.org/

See Beyond Hudson webpage for more information on nature-based
shoreline efforts in other regions.
https://www.hrnerr.org/hudson-river-sustainable-shorelines/beyond-t
he-hudson/

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Thanks to all the designers, land owners and funders of Hudson
River Sustainable Shoreline Project Demonstration Sites

Please send us suggestions for possible demonstration sites.
Emilie Hauser

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Event poll!
To answer the polling questions, the Polling Panel will pop up
on the right side of your screen.
Select an answer for each question.

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How many people are watching with you?
A. Just me
B. 1 other
C. 3-10 in our group
D. More than 10 in our group

(Don’t forget to email a list of
everyone who attended in your room
but didn’t register. It helps us a lot!)

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Please rate the pace:
A. Frustratingly slow
B. Slow
C. Just right
D. Fast
E. Frustratingly fast

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Do you feel that nature-based shoreline protection
can be used in all wave energy regimes?
A. Yes
B. No

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Which environment would a fish “like" most?
A. Cribbing
B. Wetland
C. Rip-rap
D. Bulkhead

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Thanks for
participating!
Emilie Hauser
Hudson River NERR
emilie.hauser@dec.ny.gov
Sarah Lipuma
sarah.lipuma@dec.ny.gov
845-889-4745
Send group
attendee
list to
Sarah.

Please look for
the evaluation. It
will appear when
you close the
webinar.
Presentations and recording will
be at:

https://www.hrnerr.org/estuar
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ainable-shorelines-designs-we
binar-series/