Green Shores™ Training Program: Level 1 Workshop

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Course description

This one-day workshop introduces participants to basic shoreline ecosystem principles and management practices, with emphasis on the purpose and application of the Green Shores rating systems. The content is of interest to landowners, conservation organizations, local government staff, elected officials, real estate agents, and others who have a general interest in shoreline protection.

Topics covered include an overview of shoreline ecology including threats and improvements, an overview of shoreline governance, and an introduction to the Green Shores program. A visit to local shorelines will allow participants to consider the concepts in a practical setting. The workshop will conclude with a guided group discussion around how to implement key concepts and put new learning into practice.

This workshop is offered free of charge thanks to sponsorship from Bowen Island Municipality, Islands Trust, the Sitka Foundation and the Real Estate Foundation BC.  Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 20 participants.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the value of shoreline ecosystems and the physical processes that contribute to shoreline formation;
  • Summarize the impacts of human activity, invasive species, and climate change on shorelines;
  • Identify examples of shoreline improvements;
  • Outline responsibilities with respect to shoreline management;
  • Explain the benefits of the Green Shores program;
  • List the Green Shores application requirements and credit categories;
  • Outline the steps and responsibilities involved in implementing a Green Shores project by both the homeowner and a professional; and
  • Identify Green Shores credits that a project is likely to qualify for.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites needed to take this workshop.

Workshop Resources

Participants do not need to purchase any materials for this workshop. Electronic resources will be sent to participants for review prior to the workshop. Some print and electronic resources will be provided during the workshop, and participants will be sent additional electronic resources after the workshop.

Additional Information

Please dress appropriately for the weather as a portion of this workshop will take place outdoors. Wear comfortable footwear for walking on shorelines. Bring a bag lunch.

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