Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration – Seguin on March 20

March 20, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center
1865 US-90
Seguin, TX 78155 (Map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, Geronimo & Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the AgriLife Extension Office in Guadalupe County, Texas A&M AgriLife 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. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

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 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 March 16, 2018. Register online through the online by following the link above. 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.

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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.

Riparian and Stream Ecosystems – Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek Watershed

March 8, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Bexar Bowling Alley & Social Hall
15681 Bexar Bowling
Marion, TX 78214 (map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by the San Antonio River Authority, The AgriLife Extension Office in Guadalupe County, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment(s), and available local resources including technical assistance and tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation.

In 2004, and still in 2014, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) listed the Lower Cibolo Creek as an impaired water body due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Several other water quality concerns are present in the Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek watershed including low levels of depressed dissolved oxygen and excessive nutrients.

These one-day trainings in watersheds across the state include both indoor classroom presentations and outdoor stream walks. Instructors are experts from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The goal is for participants to better understand and relate to riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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
  • Texas Floodplain Management Association – 7 CECs
  • Texas Forestry Association – 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters – 6 hours
  • Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 1.5, IPM: 1.5, Crop Mgmt: 2.5, Manure Mgmt: 0.5)
  • Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying – 7 hours
  • 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.

RSVP is required by Mar. 5, 2018. RSVP online through the online form below or by email to clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu. This workshop is free because the program is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

A catered lunch is available for participants for $10 or participants may select to bring their own lunch. Please make sure to choose your lunch option while signing up below. Attendees can pay for lunch by credit card using the online system at TAMU Marketplace or pay in cash at the door the day of the event.

Dress is casual and comfortable for the weather as we will be outside at the creek during the afternoon.

For more information or questions, please contact Clare Entwistle at 210-277-0292 x205 or clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu

Please join our listserv or like us on Facebook for more information on future programs!

The riparian education 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.

 

Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Training–San Jacinto River

March 1, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District
655 Conroe Park N Dr
Conroe, TX 77303 (map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by the Houston Galveston Area Council, The AgriLife Extension Office in Montgomery County, and the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). The training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment(s), and available local technical and financial resources.

These one-day trainings in watersheds across the state include both indoor classroom presentations and outdoor stream walks. Instructors are experts from TWRI, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and Houston Galveston Area Council.

The goal is for participants to better understand and relate to riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide, and the tools that can be implemented to prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

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
  • Texas Floodplain Management Association – 7 CECs
  • Texas Forestry Association – 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters – 6 hours
  • Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 1.5, IPM: 1.5, Crop Mgmt: 2.5, Manure Mgmt: 0.5)
  • Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying – 7 hours
  • 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. This is an approved program for the Texas Waters Specialist Certification Program.

RSVP is required by Feb. 26, 2018. RSVP online through the online form below or by email to clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu. This workshop is free because the program is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

A catered lunch is available for participants for $10 or participants may select to bring their own lunch. Please make sure to choose your lunch option while signing up below. Attendees can pay for lunch by credit card using the online system at TAMU Marketplace or pay in cash at the door the day of the event.

Dress is casual and comfortable for the weather as we will be outside at the creek during the afternoon.

For more information or questions, please contact Clare Entwistle at 210-277-0292 ext 205 or clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu .

Please join our listserv or like us on Facebook for more information on future programs!

The riparian education 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.

Register now for the Urban Riparian & Stream Restoration Training in Lewisville on Feb. 21

Urban Riparian & Stream Restoration Training – Lewisville

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program – Dallas Area

February 21, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Upper Trinity Regional Water District
900 N Kealy St
Lewisville, TX 75057 (Map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by Upper Trinity Regional Water District, the AgriLife Extension Office in Denton County, Texas A&M AgriLife 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. 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. RSVP is required by February 16, 2018. Register online through the online form below, by email to clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu. 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.

Please join our listserv or like us on Facebook for more information on future programs!

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.