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Day One: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)
Day Two: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Presented by
Peter Hanrahan

Controlling Coastal Erosion
and Creating Living Shorelines, Day One
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

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

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

Goals for and Selection of Coastal Erosion and Sediment Control Practices
Importance of limiting coastal erosion
Causes of coastal erosion and sedimentation
Shoreline stabilization
Shoreline protection
Evolving to ecologically sound and sustainable solutions

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

Controlling Coastal Erosion

and Creating Living Shorelines, Day Two
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

Living Shoreline Practices: Improving Ecosystems and Climate Resiliency
Using sills
Creating salt marshes and oyster reefs
Dune Restoration
Site analysis, preparation and installation

Living Shorelines Technology and Best Management Practices
Coir fiber rolls, mats and envelopes
Geosynthetic tubes
Marine gabions
Wave attenuation devices
Shell bags
Drainage innovations

Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Coastal erosion control
Living shorelines

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.

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Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA    (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
6.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects
6.0 HSW CE Hours
(Except FL, NJ, NC)

LA CES    (LA CES credits only available for attending live webinar)
6.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

Certified Planners/AICP

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. It offers 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in most states. HalfMoon Education is not seeking landscape architect approval in Florida, New Jersey, or North Carolina.

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), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. 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)). Courses approved by the AIA/CES qualify for Florida architects. 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|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

This course is registered with the American Planner Association AICP for CM | 6 for
Certified Planners (Course No. 9214324).

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 Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 6.0 CECs for Certified Floodplain Managers. ASFPM approval qualifies this course for Texas floodplain managers.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Peter Hanrahan

Peter Hanrahan is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control, and 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, 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: $299.00

Currently, our self-study products DO NOT qualify for AIA, ASLA, LACES or CLARB credit.

Streamable self-study formats are available approximately 1 week after the date of the live event.

The streamable self-study package includes an MP4 format video recording of a live webinar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed for the webinar. You will receive a PDF of the course manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

Completion of an online follow-up quiz is required for those seeking continuing education credit. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.

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