This workshop will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects. Materials delivered in the training will help attendees understand:
- Urban stream functions,
- Impacts of development on urban streams,
- Recognize healthy versus degraded stream systems,
- Assess and classify a stream using the Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI), and
- Comprehend differences between natural and traditional restoration techniques.
- Stream Trailer demonstration by Tarrant Regional Water District
Information including the hydrologic cycle, basics to stream morphology, stream classification, stream instability, stream restoration, stabilization structure, vegetation, and monitoring and evaluation will be explained through classroom-style teaching in the morning session and hands-on activities in the field at a nearby stream in the afternoon sessions. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.
Continuing Education Units Available:
- Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License – 3 CEUs
- Texas Water Resources Institute – 1 CEU
- Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists – 6 hours
- Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 2.5, IPM: 1, Sustainability: 2.5)
- Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
- The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.
- Check with your Chapter for Master Naturalist and Master Gardener to see if it is approved for your area.
Registration is limited to the first 40 people. Cost is $100 and includes all training materials, lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by February 16, 2018. Register online through the link above, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided to participants or they may bring their own. Dress is casual and comfortable, please bring boots/waders as we will be out in the field in the afternoon.
The urban riparian and stream restoration program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College at Texas A&M University. It is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
If you want to know which watershed you live in, or for more info on the TRWD Watershed Program, click here.