Living Shoreline Seminar...No More Bulkheading!!! ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Living Shoreline Seminar...No More Bulkheading!!!

Sunday June 13th, 2010   1pm to 5 pm
London Towne Community Hall
170 Mayo Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

Unity Gardens is pleased to sponsor a seminar for property owners, homeowners’ association representatives and everyone interested in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers and streams.

This program will address the planning and implementation of wildlife-friendly shoreline management practices which can serve as alternatives to bulkheads and other hardened shoreline features.

A guided tour of the nearby London Towne shoreline restoration will follow immediately after the presentations.

Scheduled Presenters Include:
Kevin Smith, Chief of Riparian Restoration, MD Dept. of Nat’l Resources
Ron Bowen, Director, Anne Arundel County Dept. of Public Works
Jana Davis, Associate Director, Chesapeake Bay Trust
Wes Matheu, President; Shoreline Design, LLC
Erik Michelson, Executive Director, South River Federation
Rob Schnabel, Restoration Biologist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Functions and Benefits of Living Shorelines:
Increase Habitat for crabs, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and others;
Reduce erosion—roots of grasses, shrubs and trees  stabilize shorelines
Minimize pollution—vegetative buffers filter stormwater runoff and
absorb nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous.
Increase Property Values—Wildlife and natural beauty can increase
attractiveness to homebuyers.

Discussion Topics
Why Living Shorelines?
Design & Construction
Permitting Issues
Funding Strategies
Plant Selection
Project Siting
Nearby Projects
Grant Opportunities

Space is limited and Advance Registration is requested.
Mail check for $ 10 (payable to Unity Gardens) to:
Unity Gardens - Living Shoreline Workshop
c/o Donlon
10 Revell Road
Severna Park, MD  21146
Phone: 410.703.7530

Unity Gardens Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit organization.  A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting Unity Gardens Inc. at P.O. Box 385, Crownsville, Md.  21032
or (410) 703- 7530.  Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of
copying and postage.

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