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Day One: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
8:45 am – 12:00 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Thursday, August 18, 2022
8:45 am – 12:00 pm EDT (including a 15-min. break)


Presented by
Peter Hanrahan

Agenda Day One
Understanding the Challenges
Sea level rise
Coastal development
Lessons from the past
Past and present drainage practices

Attendee Design Exercise
1. Coastal erosion control problem site presented
2. Individual attendees develop draft recommended solutions
3. Attendees enter their draft plans in chat box
4. Presenter reviews attendee recommendations
5. Presentation of solution that was actually implemented at site

In the Headlines – What news outlets are reporting and what it means

Traditional Practices
Bulkheads and revetments
Curtain walls
Beach nourishment

Requirements and Practices
Role of federal agencies
State regulatory requirements
Standards and specifications
Permitting, approval and enforcement

Review: Questions and Answers


Agenda Day Two
Goals of Living Shoreline Creation
Coastal defense and limitations of conventional erosion control
Switching to offense-making a case for living shorelines
Restoring and protecting coastal ecosystems

Living Shorelines Technology and Best Management Practices
Salt marsh restoration
Oyster reefs
Coir fiber rolls, mats and envelopes
Geosynthetic tubes
Marine gabions
Wave attenuation devices
Dune restoration
Shell bags
Drainage innovations
Site analysis, preparation and installation

Living Shorelines and Inland Waters
Erosion control
Vegetation management
Controlling invasive species
Sustainable practices
Water access options

Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Coastal erosion control
Living shorelines

Attendee Exercise: The Future of Coastal Erosion Control
1. Individual attendees assignment – develop talking points for the future
2. Each individual enters recommended strategic direction in chat box
3. Responses reviewed and discussed

A Maine Case Study: Where the Saco River enters Saco Bay

Questions and Answers/Wrap Up



Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

Landscape Architects
6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Sitework)

Floodplain Managers

Certified Planners


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is intended to offer 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers, architects and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Sitework (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

This webinar has been approved by the Association of State Floodplain Managers for 6.0 CECs for floodplain managers.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Peter Hanrahan

Peter Hanrahan Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
Peter Hanrahan has more than 43 years of industry experience.  In addition to presentations in Canada, Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, Peter has also presented at the national level for many organizations, including the International Erosion Control Association, Land Improvement Contractors of America, the Geotechnical Fabrics Institute, the National Working Waterfront Network, and the American Water Works Association.

His articles have been published in many magazines, including Erosion Control, Land & Water, Geosynthetics, and Landscape Architect & Specifier News.

He has produced webinars for the International Erosion Control Association, the International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, and Forester University.
He has also served as a guest lecturer at the University of Mississippi, Ohio Northern University, University of New England, and Vermont Technical College.

Peter has also been active in industry organizations.  He was National President of the International Management Council in 1991-92, and also served four terms as President of the Northeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association.  He is also a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of Envirocert.

Mr. Hanrahan has developed and delivered training events throughout his career.  From 2008 to the present, he has organized coastal erosion control training events up and down the New England Coast, with multiple seminars in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  Event co-sponsors for these events have included the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Sea Grant, the Rhode Island Coastal Management Council, the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, Connecticut College and Connecticut Sea Grant.

He has also assisted with the development of erosion control standards with the Illinois Tollway Authority, and the State Departments of Transportation in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Controlling Coastal Erosion and Creating Living Shorelines

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the causes and consequences of coastal erosion, traditional methods to responding to it, and current erosion and sediment control requirements and practices. It also examines the goals and selection of coastal erosion and sediment control practices, how to improve ecosystems, and how to apply living shoreline technologies and best management practices to prevent erosion and sedimentation.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss how sea level rise, coastal development, and past and present drainage practices have contributed to coastal erosion events.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe traditional practices to control coastal areas from erosion and their effectiveness in these times of climate change.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss compliance standards of federal and state requirements for managing coastal erosion and permitting.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explain the goals for, and selection of, coastal erosion and sediment control practices.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to describe what qualifies as a living shoreline, how they protect shorelines from erosion, and how they restore and protect coastal ecosystems. Learners will be able to identify and describe living shoreline technologies and best management practices.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                            LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with site development in coastal areas

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/23/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.


Streamable MP4/PDF Price: $329.00


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