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Minor Stream Bank Repair Workshop and Certification
February 28 - March 1$50
Join us for an interactive workshop and a chance to earn your certificate in Stream Bank Repair practices.
NC State University and the Cumberland River Compact will provide practical, cost-effective solutions, using natural materials and native plants, to create a healthy streamside. Attendees will participate in hands-on stream protection practices including harvesting live-staked native plants and/or installing live-stakes on a stream. These techniques are designed for minor stream bank repairs (stream banks less than 5ft).
The two-day workshop will include a classroom day with information on the techniques, regulation considerations, and best practices. The second day will focus on hands-on implementation of the practices. The workshop will be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
A certification exam will be provided after the workshop. Those who receive a passing grade of 80% or above will be recognized as Certified in Stream Bank Repair by the Cumberland River Compact and certified individuals will be added to our list of Certified Stream Bank Repair Professionals.
What to Bring:
Please wear layers and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a notebook and something to write with for the in-class portion. We also encourage you to bring examples of streams you are interested in restoring so the class can workshop on potential solutions!
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:
- Registered Landscape Architects
- Professional Engineers
- Commercial Landscapers
- Municipal and County Landscape Personnel
- Utility Workers
- HOA Officers
- Park Managers
- Students and Environmental Educators
Scholarships are available. Please email Catherine.Price@cumberlandrivercompact.org for more information.
Where to Stay:
If you need lodging, we recommend staying near I-24 and the intersection of HWY 96. There are ample hotel options and nearby restaurants.