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Estuary Caucus Explores Living Shorelines

Jun 11, 2021 | Congressional Champions, Prepared Communities, Reserves

Living shorelines built with oyster shells stabilize the shoreline and provide critical habitat.

Join the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus, Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Brian Mast (R-FL) on Thursday June 17, 2021, 3:00 to 3:40 EST for a virtual briefing on nature-based infrastructure solutions for coastal communities.

Hear from coastal restoration professionals about projects that have improved community resilience and helped shape the way we think about infrastructure along our coasts.

Speakers will include Brandon Puckett, NERRA board member and research coordinator at North Carolina’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve; Alicia Lehrer, executive director of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council; Duane De Freese, executive director of the Indian River Lagoon Council and the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Partnership; and John Floberg, marine habitat resource specialist at NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation. The briefing will be moderated by Daniel Hayden, president and CEO of Restore America’s Estuaries.

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