Please note: You will receive an invoice which includes instructions for payment. Payments must be received at least two weeks prior to the class date to secure your registration. Cancellations must also be received at least two weeks prior to be eligible for a refund.

ALTERNATIVES TO BULKHEADS: Course #3 -How to Address Site Assessments for Design and Construction (virtual and a field day at Brackett’s Landing in Snohomish County)

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, October 31, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • virtual on October 30 and in-person on October 31 at Brackett’s Landing (50 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020)
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Course #3 explores how to conduct a site assessment for a shoreline stabilization project. This includes identifying issues that need to be addressed, where to find resources for each of the issues, and how to prepare and read reports pertaining to various aspects of the site.

October 30th will be virtual from 9 am - 3 pm. October 31st will be in-person at Brackett’s Landing (50 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020) from 9 am - 12 pm (8 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points)

Please email the Coastal Training Program ( if you require an accommodation for this training (audio, visual, mobility, or other). Additionally, the program can offer a couple of scholarships to cover the registration fees with each training. Please reach out if you need a scholarship in order to participate in the training.

This course is offered as part of a series of six courses related to Alternatives to Bulkheads. Courses 1-4 will be offered during fall 2024 and Courses 5-6 will be offered during winter 2025. These courses are endorsed by the Shore Friendly program and the content is consistent with Shore Friendly recommended practicesHere is a link to more information.


Jessica Cote is a coastal engineer with Blue Coast Engineering, which she founded in 2018. Jessica is deeply committed to the health and recovery of Puget Sound. For more than two decades she has worked on complex coastal issues nationally and globally. She received her Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering from Oregon State University.

Corey Morss is an Environmental Engineer working for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Habitat Program. He provides technical assistance to WDFW Habitat Biologists statewide, as well as designing and constructing restoration projects in marine and freshwater environments. Corey has developed and delivered trainings on water crossings, marine shoreline protection (MSDG), fluvial geomorphology, reading engineering plans, and fish friendly construction considerations.

Kathy Ketteridge, PhD, PE, is a coastal engineer with Blue Coast Engineering. Her background includes civil engineering, coastal engineering, hydrodynamic modeling, and restoration projects. She has completed many complex modeling efforts for remediation projects in the Pacific NW, British Columbia, and New York State. Kathy lives in Bellingham and has been a co-owner of Blue Coast since 2020.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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