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Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards

Registration Fee:  $25 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) will host a course to prepare coastal managers and planners to plan and implement green (natural) infrastructure projects to reduce natural coastal hazards in their community.

The course consists of the following two parts:

Part 1: The Basics

A self-guided online module, Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards: The Basicsthat covers foundational concepts prior to attending the in-person event.

(Please complete before attending Part 2)

Part 2: Developing a Strategy

An in-person one-day event where participants interact with their peers and local experts to develop a green infrastructure strategy.

Registration Fee:  $25 
Location:  Otsego Resort
                    696 M-32
                    Gaylord, MI 49735

Date:  September 15, 2022

Time: 8:30 - 4:30

After completing the course, participants will be able to describe the green infrastructure practices that can reduce hazard impacts and build resilience in their community, and list considerations for choosing techniques. Participants will work together to develop the beginnings of a green infrastructure strategy that considers hazard reduction benefits, co-benefits, design, maintenance, costs, and implementation through partnerships, funding, and policy.

Continuing education credits:

Participants can earn six hours of certification maintenance credits approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners, and five core continuing education credits through the Association of State Floodplain Managers.



CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations must be made by September 2, 2022, to receive a full refund.  No-shows will be responsible for the registration fee.

Registration Questions: Contact Joel Roseberry at or Alana Berthold at



Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at this event should contact Joel Roseberry at 517-599-9494 by July 19 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.

EGLE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.




Start: September 15, 2022
8:30 AM
End: September 15, 2022
4:30 PM
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Otsego Resort, 696 M-32, Gaylord, MI, USA

696 M-32
Gaylord MI 49735
United States

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