Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Riparian and Stream Ecosystems Workshop – Attoyac Bayou Watershed

December 3, 2015
8 am – 4 pm

Courthouse Annex
203 W. Main Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
This workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Nacogdoches County and the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership. 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.

These one-day trainings in watersheds across the state include both indoor classroom presentations and outdoor stream walks.  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 Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • Texas Forestry Association – 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters – 5.5 hours
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.
RSVP is required by November 27, 2015. A catered barbecue lunch is available from C.C.’s Smokehouse for $10 with RSVP prior to November 27 and $15 after the 27th payable at the door the day of event. Please remember to select if you would like the catered lunch options or if you will bring your own. RSVP online at http://nrt.tamu.edu/schedule/dec-3-2015-texas-riparian/  and send in a check or credit card authorization form for lunch payment by email to ndictson@tamu.edu or by mail by to Nikki Dictson, 1500 Research Pkwy, Ste 110, College Station, TX 77843-2260. Dress is casual and comfortable for the weather as we will be outside at the stream during the afternoon.