Urban Stream Processes and Restoration training set for Sept. 19 in McKinney

The Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will host an Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Training from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19 in McKinney for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects in and around the Dallas area.

The morning session will be at The Mill at East McKinney, 407 E. Louisiana St. The afternoon session will be outdoors along Old Settler’s Creek, where participants will learn stream surveying techniques.

Attendees are encouraged to register early as the workshop is limited to 40 people. Registration cost is $50 and includes all training materials, lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Attendees must register by Sept. 16 to Clare Entwistle, research associate at the institute’s San Antonio office, at 210-277-0292, ext. 205, or clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu or online at Texas A&M Marketplace.

Fouad Jaber, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in Dallas, said riparian and stream degradation is a major threat to water quality, in-stream habitat, terrestrial wildlife, aquatic species and overall stream health.

“Proper management, protection and restoration of these riparian areas will improve water quality, lower in-stream temperatures, improve aquatic habitat and ultimately improve macrobenthos and fish community integrity,” he said.

For more information, read this AgriLife Today article.

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