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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
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12:45 – 1:15 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
1:15 – 4:30 pm CDT


Presented by
Peter Hanrahan

Lakes and Shoreline Development
Historical development of our lakeshores
Shifting to an ecologically sound planning approach
Building resilient shorelines

Regulatory Compliance
Federal requirements
State-by-state regulations
Standards and specifications

Common Site Challenges
Shoreline erosion
Drainage improvements and slope stabilization
Stormwater management
Site specific conditions
Human activities

Plants and Living Shorelines
Root stabilization
Vegetated buffers
Plant selection
Using native plants
Eliminating invasive species

Living Shoreline Toolbox – Lakes and Ponds
Vegetated buffers
Coir fiber mats and rolls
Living crib walls
Live staking
Soil lifts
Toe protection
Turf reinforcement
Erosion control blankets

Living Shoreline Toolbox – Rivers and Streams
Rock vanes
Cross vanes
Root wads/rocks/logs
Fascines, living crib walls
Soil lifts

Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Group Discussion/Questions and Answers/Looking Ahead


  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
7.0 PDHs

Architects  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects (LA CES credits only available for attending live Webinar)
7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers

Certified Planners
CM | 7.0


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states, 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states, and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to landscape architects in all states except New Jersey.

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 HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course is approved for 7.0 LU|HSW. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. This course is approved for 7.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

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

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 7.0 for Certified Planners.

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 M. Hanrahan, CPESC

Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control at Hanrahan Environmental, LLC

Peter Hanrahan has more than 45 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: Shoreline Protection – Lakes, Ponds and Other Inland Waters

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course will examine ecologically sound planning and development approaches to lake and shoreline development. Topics include regulatory compliance, common site challenges, plants and other living shoreline tools for lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, and case studies of lessons learned.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify techniques and strategies for shifting to a more ecologically sound planning and development approach and building resilient shorelines.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to examine techniques to overcome common site challenges such as shoreline erosion, slope instability, and damage caused by human activity.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference how to successfully select and use plants to create resilient, stable shorelines.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to acquire a site development “toolbox” of structural and non-structural best practices that can be used to create living shorelines near lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to identify and comply with state and federal permitting requirements.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with site development

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 02/18/2025

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.