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2018 Houston Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Training

2018 Houston Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Training

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Training - Houston Area

August 16, 2018

9 AM - 4:30 PM


Recreation Center at Bear Branch Park – Live Oak Room
5310 Research Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM PREVIOUS DATE TO AUGUST 16, 2018.


This workshop is being co-hosted by the Houston,Galveston Area Council, Harris County Flood Control District, 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
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • Texas Floodplain Management Association - 6 CECs
  • Certified Crop Adviser - 7 CEUs
  • 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, catered lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Registration is required by August 13, 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, hip boots/waders are required for hands on stream 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.  

Refunds will be available prior to August 13, less a $15 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after August 13, but substitutions are allowed, providing that notification is sent to Clare Entwistle (clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu) in advance.  
Stock number:5234835 Price:$100.00

Texas Water Resource Institute

Shipping Class: TWRI Training

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Refunds for training lunches will be given prior to the RSVP deadline but after the RSVP deadline no refunds will be given. Substitutions are allowed, providing that notification is sent to Clare Entwistle (Clare.Entwistle@ag.tamu.edu) in advance.