“Bring back the beach: Removing barriers while restoring habitat” is the title of a two-hour session at the annual statewide landscape architecture conference on March 29 in Lynnwood. Find out about sustainable shoreline alternatives as well as work underway to facilitate green shorelines.
Featured speakers and topics:
- Annette Frahm, Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed, will talk about how reducing bulkheads and adding beaches can benefit homeowners as well as fish and wildlife.
- Dan Nickel, The Watershed Company, will present residential green shoreline designs and how to sell the idea to homeowners.
- James Brennan, J.A. Brennan Associates, will discuss designing with science in mind to create shoreline projects such as parks and public areas.
- Zelma Zieman, Governor’s Office of Regulatory Assistance, will discuss shoreline permits and provide tips for negotiating the permit process.
- Margaret Glowacki, City of Seattle, will present the Green Shores for Homes project, which will develop a rating system and incentives for green shorelines.
You may also be interested in a session on “Greening our stormwater at the shore’s edge.” Featured speakers include Nicole Faghin, Faghin Consulting; James Brennan, J.A. Brennan Associates; Patty Buchanan, SvR Design Company; and Leslie Batten, Green Futures Lab, University of Washington.
The conference of WASLA, the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center on March 29. Find out more and register at the WASLA web site.
The Green Shorelines blog is published by the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8).