Environmental programs administrator Scott Rae said the session is targeted to shoreline property owners.
Several speakers will provide information regarding property improvements along Gloucester's tidally-situated rivers, creeks and marshes.
Alicia Riley and Keith Goodwin of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will address pier permitting relative to navigational channels and lighting, Rae said.
said members of his
staff will speak about the permitting process, and the joint permit applications, including inspector Ron Owens and permit technician Linda Walthall
The idea for the program came from the Army Corps
said, as Riley approached his department about a forum for the consulting and contracting industry.
The Corps, Rae
said, has placed a continued emphasis on informing applicants of the opportunity to have a pre-application visit prior to designing a project or submitting an application.
Property owners or other wetlands applicants may not routinely be familiar with the extent of wetlands on properties, Rae
Wetlands are characterized by vegetation, soils and characteristics of water presence.