Natural Resources Training Program About Schedule Courses Conferences Instructors Subscribe Resources & Contact Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshop – Dickinson Bayou Watershed February 27, 2015 9 am – 4:30 pm Flyer Agenda Galveston County Extension Office 4102-B Main Street (FM 519), La Marque, Texas 77568 This workshop is being co-hosted by the Galveston County Extension Office, Texas Coastal Watershed Program, and the Dickinson 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 walks along the Bayou. 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 Forestry Association - 6 hours Society of American Foresters - 5.5 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 $15.00 cash at the door or you may bring your own. RSVP is required by February 23, 2015. Please select if you would like one of the catered lunch options or if you will bring your own. Dress is casual and comfortable 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join our listserv or like us on Facebook for more information on future programs!