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February 21-22, 2018 

Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel

1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621

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Photo credit: Save The Bay - San Francisco 

Restore America's Estuaries (RAE), in partnership with Save The Bay - San Francisco and the California State Coastal Conservancy, is pleased to co-host the second national living shorelines workshop! 


A detailed agenda is now available! The program will cover the major development in living shorelines, including science, policy, outreach, and more. The program will be a mix of presentation and group activities, with the primary goal being to advance the community and learn from each other in order to increase the efficacy and implementation of these approaches. Please note that changes will continue to occur as the agenda details are finalized, so check back periodically. 

Field Sessions

Field sessions added – two field sessions will be offered on Friday morning. Vans will leave from and return to the hotel, with an anticipated return time of no later than 1:30 pm PT. Space will be limited and participation will incur a separate $50 per person fee. Transportation and lunch are included.

Field Session #1: “Living Shorelines from Point to Point” - This field session will consist of three stops during the field trip to visit several examples of living shoreline projects on the North Richmond Shoreline that illustrate various stages of shoreline condition and habitat restoration progress, as well as strong community-based involvement including nearby underserved communities. For more information and to register, please click here.

Field Session #2: “Adaptation Along Urbanized Shorelines of San Francisco Bay” - This field session will consist several stops during the morning starting with a visit to Arrowhead Marsh, a low elevation marsh along the urbanized shoreline near Oakland, followed by a tour of the Oro Loma Horizontal Levee Demonstration Project. For more information and to register, please click here.


The early-bird registration is $150 and will be available through Wednesday, February 7, 2018. After that time, the registration fee increases to $225. The fee includes lunch both days, snacks, and refreshments, along with an evening cash bar reception the first evening.

To register, please click here.

List of sponsors and exhibitors 

To learn more about exhibiting and sponsorships, please click here.

Questions? Contact Courtney Lewis at clewis@estuaries.org or 703-524-0248. 

Current sponsors and exhibitors 

Hotel and Travel Information

HILTON OAKLAND AIRPORT: 1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland CA, 94621, USA, +1 510 383 4056 - for general information about the hotel, click here.

Rates: Standard double - $125; standard king - $161 - please use this link to access these special rates, which will be avilable only through February 10, 2018.

Getting to the hotel: the hotel offers offers a free shuttle to and from the Oakland airport (airport code OAK), which is less than a mile away. If you choose to use San Francisco Airport (airport code SFO), you have a couple of options to get to the venue. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station is in the airport and you can take BART to the Oakland airport, and then take the free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Note that you will need to change lines. For more information, please visit http://www.bart.gov/. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or ride-share service such as Lyft. 

Complimentary guest room wifi

$8 daily and overnight parking

Out and about in Oakland and the Bay Area 

Free shuttle from hotel to BART

Ride sharing service or taxi makes downtown 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic

For more information on Oakland, visit https://www.visitoakland.com

Easy access to San Francisco via BART or ferry

General questions?

General questions please contact Suzanne Simon: ssimon@estuaries.org