Upcoming Stream Restoration Workshop April 23
HARC Researcher, Ryan Bare, to Present on Increasing Biodiversity in Ecological Restoration
HARC is a co-host for the upcoming Urban Stream Restoration Workshop – South Houston. This workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas Community Watershed Partners, the City of Pearland, Houston Advanced Research Center, the AgriLife Extension Office in Brazoria County, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training 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.
- 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.
Continuing Education Units Available:
- 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 Floodplain Management Association – 6 CECs
- 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, a catered lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by April 19, 2019. Register online through the link above, or if paying by check or PO by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch from Jason’s Deli will be provided to participants or they may bring their own.
Dress is casual and comfortable, hip boots/waders are required for the hands-on field assessment as we will be out in the creek 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.