Natural Resources Training Program About Schedule Courses Conferences Instructors Subscribe Resources & Contact Riparian and Stream Ecosystems – Lavaca River Watershed March 29, 2016 8 am - 4 pm Flyer Agenda Jackson County Extension Office 411 N Wells St, Edna, TX 77957 (map) This workshop is being co-hosted by the Lavaca River Authority, The AgriLife Extension Office in Jackson County, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. 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 Floodplain Management Association – 7 CECs Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit” The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers. RSVP is required by March 25, 2016. A catered lunch is being sponsored by Lavaca-Navidad River Authority and Jackson SWCD and will be available for participants free of charge or participants may bring their own lunch. RSVP below. 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! The riparian education program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. It is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.