Leon River Riparian Workshop

Workshop on March 12, 2015

The Leon River Riparian Workshop is being co-hosted by the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. 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 walks along the River.

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 Water Resources Institute  – 1 CEU
  • Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists – 6 hours
  • Texas Forestry Association – 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters – 4 hours
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.

A catered lunch is being offered at the cost of $10.00 cash at the door at First United Methodist Church, 215 W Main St, Hamilton, Texas 76531. Or you may bring your own lunch. RSVP is required by March 9, 2015. Dress is casual and comfortable, and prepared for the weather as we will be outside at the stream during the afternoon.

For more information or questions please contact Nikki Dictson at 979-458-5915 or

n-dictson@tamu.edu.

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