Natural Resources Training Program

Riparian and Stream Ecosystems – Navasota River Watershed

November 9, 2016
8 am - 4 pm

Lunch Payment by Credit Card Link

Annex II, 3rd Floor 
155 N Cass Street
Centerville, TX 75833 (map)

This workshop is being co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Leon 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 Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • Texas Forestry Association - 6 hours
  • Society of American Foresters - 4 hours
  • Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying – 7 hours
  • Texas Floodplain Management Association – 7 CECs
  • Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 1.5, IPM: 1.5, Crop Mgmt: 2.5, Manure Mgmt: 0.5)
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.

RSVP is required by November 4, 2016. A catered BBQ lunch is available for $10. When registering, please remember to select if you would like the catered lunch option or if you will bring your own. Lunch can be paid in advance by using the Lunch Payment by Credit card link above or by check payable to TWRI and mail it to Nikki Dictson, 1500 Research Pkwy, Suite 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.

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

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