Addressing Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound

Weaving together the past and future of design, science, regulations, education, and outreach


Tuesday April 23, 2019

9 AM – 4 PM

South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus

Multi-purpose Room, C122

6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle                                                         



  Meeting Purpose:

·      Gain understanding of the state of knowledge regarding armoring

·      Discuss lessons learned and changes over the years

·      Learn about Shoreline Armoring Implementation Strategy


8:30 AM          Registration

9:00 AM          Welcome

                        Nicole Faghin, Washington Sea Grant

                        Jennifer Griffiths, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

 9:15 AM          Introduction and why we are here

Hugh Shipman, Washington Department of Ecology

 9:45 AM          Shoreline stabilization and restoration project evolution

Jim Johannssen, Coastal Geologic Services

            Peter Hummel, Anchor QEA

            Corey Morss, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

 10:30 AM        BREAK

 10:45 AM        Evolution of scientific research supporting projects

Jason Toft, University of Washington

 11:30 AM        Combined project and science panel

12:15 PM        LUNCH

 1:15 PM          Evolution of regulatory issues directing and supporting project design

Aimee Kinney, Puget Sound Institute

Tim Gates and Sydney Fishman, Washington Department of Ecology

Susan Meyer, US EPA

 2:00 PM          How education and outreach efforts have broadened knowledge of design

Ginny Broadhurst, Salish Sea Institute, Western Washington University

Panel discussion with:

Hugh Shipman

Jim Johannssen  

 2:45 PM          BREAK

 3:05 PM          Lessons learned and what the future looks like

Jennifer Griffiths, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife                         

3:45 PM          Wrap Up and final comments  

4:00 PM          Adjourn