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Urban Stream Restoration Training (McKinney)

September 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

| $50.00

This workshop is being co-hosted by the North Texas Municipal Water District, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Collin County and 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,
  • understand 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

Registration is limited to the first 40 people. Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, a catered lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by September 16, 2019. Register online through the link above, or if paying by check or PO by email to clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu. 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.