Learn about the restoration effectiveness of living shorelines

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a free online lecture by Jason Toft. The lecture entitled “Restoration Effectiveness of Living Shorelines in the Salish Sea.” is on Sunday January 17, 2021, 7:00 pm PST and is open to the public.

Shoreline armoring has altered many intertidal beaches. Living Shoreline techniques aim to improve shoreline conditions by re-creating some of the functions of natural shorelines. Recent design implementations include complete removal of armoring, as well as eco-engineering approaches. Learn about how ecological monitoring of these sites can inform shoreline planning now and into the future.

Jason Toft is a senior research scientist at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Since 2000 he has focused on nearshore restoration and the effects of shoreline armoring in Puget Sound. He also studies the ecological interactions of juvenile fishes and invertebrates within estuarine systems.

Given the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, Comox Valley Nature has made arrangements to have a live, online webinar for the presentation. You will need to register in advance. Check the system requirements for attendees here.

Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn more about this vital topic.

If you are new to Comox Valley Nature, find out more about us here.

Although CVN lectures are free, donations of any size ($4.00 is suggested) from non-members who attend are always appreciated.

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