There are workshop and field trip opportunities at TCS21 on Sunday, June 29, including a workshop about redevelopment planning and a field trip to Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Check out the workshops and field trips below!
Redevelopment Planning For Coastal Communities
Sunday, June 29, 2006
Session I: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Esplanade)
Post-disaster redevelopment planning is an important tool for developed coastal areas subject to risk from natural hazards. Post-disaster redevelopment planning is voluntary in most states; however, communities across the country are beginning to recognize the value of planning for post-disaster redevelopment in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent Gulf Coast recovery efforts. Planning prior to a disruptive event enhances coastal community resilience and eases post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of recovery and redevelopment planning; provide examples of good redevelopment plans and lessons learned; and introduce participants to the planning process, including how to form multi-disciplinary planning teams and conduct public involvement. Redevelopment planning in the context of rising sea levels and climate change will also be discussed.
Workshop Leader and Contact: Kimberly Collini, Coastal
States Organization, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee: $30 (registrant), $60 (non-registrant)
Challenging Issues, Challenging Future: Take The Challenge To Be A Leader In Coastal Management In 2028
Sunday, June 29, 2006
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Marina)
Coastal management is in a period of profound transition. The profession faces challenges and opportunities to build upon the past 30 years and to proactively face the future. Leaders in coastal management at local, state, and national organizations will be retiring en masse within the next ten years as the Baby-Boomers (born ~1946-1964) are replaced with Generation-X’ and Y-ers (born ~ 1964-1977 and ~1977-1997 respectively). The Coastal Zone Management Act that has been a major driver of coastal management in the past three decades is under revision and any changes will shape federal and state efforts in the future. The exodus of current leaders is concerning in terms of the collective “loss” of institutional history and intellectual capital; however the departure of leadership across multiple levels provides opportunities for young professionals with the interest and motivation to positively impact coastal resources. Building from the Coastal Zone 2007 discussion “Preparing for the Next Generation of Coastal Management,” the panel speakers will offer insight into their experiences, challenges and lessons learned during their careers as coastal professionals. Speakers will discuss what future coastal management issues and managers might “look like” in the year 2028, just a short 20 years away. Motivating presentations will challenge participants to think creatively about the future role of individuals and organizations in positively impacting coastal management. A facilitated discussion will follow to identify steps to take to foster inspired, innovative, and flexible professionals prepared to steward the oceans and coasts of 2028. Potential speakers include:
- Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist Global Change Research Program, USGS
- Richard Lagnan, Co-Director, Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technologies
- Margaret Davidson, Director, NOAA Coastal Services Center
Workshop Leaders: Susan White and Cory Riley
Contact: Susan at the Hollings Marine Laboratory & Center for Excellence in Oceans and Human Health, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Susan.White@noaa.gov
Fee: $30 (registrant), $60 (non-registrant)
Following the success of past TCS conferences, TCS 21’s organizers are again organizing exciting field trips that encourage attendees to explore and learn together about California’s coastal environment, and to ground with real-world examples the issues to be highlighted and discussed at TCS 21. Please note that dates, times, and fees are being finalized.
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Experienced docents, provided by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, will tell you the story of Bolsa Chica. After an absence of 107 years, a direct connection of the Bolsa Chica wetlands to the ocean was opened on August 25, 2005 at 5:23 AM, and the ecosystem is already changing. This is an opportunity to witness restoration in progress. Planting of eelgrass and cordgrass has started. On your two-mile hike, you will see many resident bird species. The migration from the north along the Pacific Flyaway is beginning, so you may see some migrant species as well. On the return to Long Beach, we will stop to view the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.
TIME: Sunday, June 29, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
WHAT TO BRING: water, snack, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat, binoculars (No cameras on Seal Beach NWR.)
Wrigley Institute on Santa Catalina Island
During the boat ride from Marina del Rey to Catalina Island, a biologist will accompany you from the Southern California Marine Institute, who will provide interpretative explanations of the region’s flora and fauna. At the island, a tour of the University of Southern California’s Wrigley Institute will include explanations of the research being conducted there. After a leisurely lunch break (bring your own bag lunch, purchased before boat departure), you will tour the island’s decompression chamber and embark on a scenic hike. Enjoy more wildlife watching opportunities on the boat ride back to the mainland.
TIME: Sunday, June 29, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
TRANSPORTATION TO MARINA DEL REY: Best by taxi,
approximately $17.50 each way
WHAT TO BRING: water, snack, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat, light jacket for boat, binoculars, camera
Visit the Southern California Edison, Redondo Beach Power Generating Station
The Edison power plant in Redondo Beach utilizes some unique techniques as they generate 1,310 megawatts of power daily and distribute it into the southern California power grid. The plant utilizes co-generation techniques as well as scavenging waste heat into a heated seawater plunge at King Harbor. We will tour the facility and learn how Southern California Edison manages a large power plant in the midst of a densely populated coastal city that depends on tourism for its local economy. We’ll also lean how the station utilizes and discharges cooling water into the adjacent Santa Monica Bay. The station is across the street form the Crowne Plaza Hotel. General tour is approximately 2½ hours.
TIME: Sunday, June 29, time TBD
(This trip can also be taken on your own on any day)
COST: none, but you need to register for Sunday’s trip
WHAT TO BRING: MUST bring a photo ID; walking shoes, camera
PLEASE NOTE: Persons who have had a medically administered test or treatment using a radionuclide (isotopes of iodine, thallium, and technetium are the ones most often used) within the previous 30 days must bring a letter from their doctor describing the test, the radionuclide used, and the date and time of administration.
A Day on the Water – Kayaking!
Spend some time out on the water, gaining a different perspective of coastal living and observing coastal habitats of multiple species found in this area of the country.
LOCATION: Redondo Beach Marina on the “International Boardwalk,” half-mile walk from the hotel. TCS trip leader will lead group along local coastline.
TIME: Sunday, June 29, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
COST: You must register for this trip. Seasonal rates are payable directly to the kayak rental company; $15 for each single kayak, $25 for each double kayak
WHAT TO BRING: water, snack, sunscreen, hat