The Texas Water Resources Institute invites the public to attend a free workshop to learn about riparian restoration and management in the Blanco River watershed. The training is part of the Texas Riparian and Stream Education Program, which aims to help participants better understand and relate to riparian and watershed processes, the benefits that healthy riparian areas provide as well as the tools to prevent and/or resolve degradation to improve water quality. Co-hosts include the Hill Country Alliance, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, the ArgiLife Extension Office in Hays County and the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA).
The afternoon session will include a lunchtime presentation by WVWA and a visit to the Blanco River. The Hill Country Alliance is providing a catered lunch for $10 or participants may bring their own lunch. Register for lunch online at http://bit.ly/2pXJEwe or pay cash at the door.
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 to prevent and/or resolve degradation and improve water quality. At the conclusion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion. At the end of the training, participants will receive a certificate of completion. The workshop also offers various continuing education units (CEU). Find a full list of CEUs at the end of this page.
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 Forestry Association – 6 hours
- Society of American Foresters – 4 hours
- Certified Crop Advisor- 7 CEUs (Nutrient Mgmt: 1, Soil & Water: 1.5, IPM: 1.5, Crop Mgmt: 2.5, Manure Mgmt: 0.5) (NEW)
- Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying – 7 hours (NEW)
- Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
- The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers.
- Check with your Chapter for Master Naturalist and Master Gardener to see if it is approved for your area.
For more information or questions, contact Dictson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit http://texasriparian.org or go to Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TexasRiparianAssociation.