Urban Stream Processes and Restoration Program – Advanced Stream Restoration Design
January 20–22, 2021
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas
17360 Coit Rd,
Dallas, TX 75252
Please Note: If you are interested in this event, please RSVP to receive event updates. Several TWRI events are being canceled, postponed or changed into online delivery to comply with Texas A&M University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directives designed to protect public health during this time. TWRI will continue to follow health guidelines and monitor risks for events moving forward and will send updates as we have more information. Course costs (registration fee and lodging) will not be collected at this time. If we are unable to have this event in person in January due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are planning to convert it to an online virtual training to be held during the same dates and cost will be adjusted.
Rivers and streams are at the core of many urban areas. These waterways perform many important functions such as transporting runoff and sediments, as well as providing habitat for wildlife and moderating temperatures. Natural stream design helps restore and maintain these functions and minimize negative impacts of urbanization, such as erosion and flooding. Maintaining or restoring riparian vegetation along urban streams can also improve surface water quality throughout the watershed by filtering nonpoint source pollution.
This three-day advanced workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas Riparian Association, Texas A&M AgriLife and the Texas Water Resources Institute. The training will focus on natural design processes for stream restoration projects and is more in-depth then the one-day trainings. Materials presented in the training will help attendees understand at a deeper level:
- natural stream processes,
- classification of streams using the Rosgen system,
- natural channel design techniques,
- regulatory overview,
- stream survey procedures,
- bioassessment, and
- natural design structures.
Each section contains information and resources for each topic. The course qualifies for several continuing education units (CEUs).
Continuing education units available:
- Texas Water Resources Institute
- Texas Floodplain Management Association
- 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 Naturalists and Master Gardeners to see if it is approved for your area.
Cost will be $150 and includes all training materials, a catered lunch for all three days and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration will open at a later date but will be required by January 13, 2021. Several events are being canceled, postponed or changed into online trainings to comply with Texas A&M University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directives designed to protect public health. We hope to have this in-person training, but we will continue to follow health guidelines and monitor risks for this event. We will send updates as we have more information. If we are unable to have this event in person in January due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are planning to convert it to an online virtual training to be held during the same dates.
Please RSVP online through the link to show you are interested or send an email to email@example.com to make sure you are provided updated information and future registration information.
Dress is casual and comfortable, chest waders or tall boots are strongly recommended for the hands on field assessment on the second day.
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.