Backyard Stream Repair
Who Should Attend | Upcoming Workshop Dates | Registration Information |
Course Schedule | What to Bring | Professional Development Hours | Sponsors | Resources
About the Workshop
Is there a stream on your property? Are the stream-banks eroding? Are you losing part of your backyard?
Learn how to protect your property and improve the natural environment by stabilizing the stream in your backyard. Learn from NC State University experts about practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside environment. You will participate in an actual “hands-on” stream repair exercise at a local residence, enhancing an eroding streambank using grading, fiber matting, and native plants.
Attendees will have the opportunity to observe a successful stream repair, ask questions of experts, and install stream protection practices including live-staking techniques to stabilize and beautify a problem streambank.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:
Local Government Personnel
Registered Landscape Architects
Students and Environmental Educators
Upcoming Workshop Dates
January 20, 2018
Carrboro High School
201 Rock Haven Road
Carrboro, NC 27510
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellation requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least seven (7) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to email@example.com requesting a substitution.
Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules may vary from class to class.
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Classroom presentations and discussion of stream problems and solutions
11:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 pm Hands-On Session at local streambank repair site
4:00 pm Adjourn
What to Bring
Participants will be outside working on stream banks. Proper attire is strongly recommended:
Long sleeved shirts
Optional materials to bring include:
Drinking water and hand tools will be provided.
Professional Development Hours
The following professional development hours (PDHs) are awarded after successful completion of the workshop:
4 Commercial pesticide re-certification credits
Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.
This workshop is sponsored by the following organizations:
NC State University, Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering
NC Cooperative Extension Stormwater Programs
NC Cooperative Extension River Course Programs
Mills River Partnership
Qualifiers for Quagmires
Small-scale Solutions to Eroding Streambanks
NC Native Plant Society
A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
Riparian Vegetation Resource List
Backyard Erosion Brochure
Army Corps Wetland Plant List
Backyard Stream Repair Kit, North Carolina
Live Stake Description
Live Stake Install Instructions