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Irrigation Systems

Course / Workshop Title
51st Annual Irrigation Conference Raleigh, NC November 4, 2015
Wettable/Irrigated Acreage Determination Training Raleigh, NC TBA

Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Certification for NCDOT Projects

Course / Workshop Title

Level I:
Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Inspector/Installer

NOTE: Level I and II are now administered by NCSU Soil Science Department. Please click the link below to go to their website for information on schedules and to register online for Levels I & II:

Level II:
Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Site Management

See NOTE above.
Level III:
Design of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Booth Field Learning Lab, Lake Wheeler
Raleigh, NC

June 4, 2015 (8am - 5pm) (CLOSED)

NCSU Jane S. McKimmon Center,
Raleigh, NC
Dec. 3, 2015 (8am - 5pm)


Level III-R:
Recertification - Design of Erosion & Sediment Control Plans
Booth Field Learning Lab, Lake Wheeler
Raleigh, NC
June 5, 2015 (8am - 12:30pm)
NCSU Jane S. McKimmon Center,
Raleigh, NC
Dec. 4, 2015 (8am - 12:30PM)

Stormwater and Low Impact Development Training

Course / Workshop Title

Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Certification

Raleigh, NC August 18-19, 2015 (CLOSED)
Wilson, NC Sept.10-11, 2015 (CLOSED)
  Kannapolis, NC Nov. 5-6, 2015 (CLOSED)
Apex, NC January 14-15, 2016

Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance UPDATE

This class is for renewing your certificate. You will need your original certificate number when registering.

Brevard, NC July 14, 2015 (10am-3pm)
Kannapolis, NC Nov. 4, 2015 (10am-3pm) (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC Dec. 10, 2015 (10am-3pm) (CLOSED)
Stormwater BMP Plan Reviewer Certification Raleigh, NC January 21-22, 2016
Stormwater BMP Retrofit & Rehab TBA TBA
NEW! Wet Pond & Wetland Design Update Workshop Lenior, NC Sept. 22, 2015
RTP, NC Sept. 30, 2015 (CLOSED)
Charlotte, NC October 7, 2015
Wilmington, NC December 11, 2016
Raleigh, NC December 16, 2015
NEW! Storm-EZ Raleigh, NC January 29-30, 2015
Charlotte, NC Nov. 10, 2015
Raleigh, NC Dec. 17, 2015 (CLOSED)
NEW! Green Streets for Stormwater Treatment Fayetteville, NC Nov. 17, 2015 (CLOSED)
Bioretention Summit: Ask the Researcher TBA  
Green Roof Design TBA TBA
Innovative Rainwater Harvesting    
Permeable Pavement TBA TBA

RG 201: Residential Rain Garden Certification for Professionals

*Special Class - Additional Hands-On Session : Innovative Water Harvesting and Downspout Disconnection Demonstration. The April 23-24 class is the regular certification class PLUS a hands-on demo. See details at:

Durham, NC* April 23-24, 2015*

FREE! Creek Smart Workshop

Hands-on rain garden workshop presented by Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association and NC Cooperative Extension

Durham, NC October 31, 2015
Stormwater BMPs for Seasonally High Water Tables TBA TBA
Swale and Filter Strip Design Raleigh, NC December 17, 2014
Washington, DC March 2, 2015
Raleigh, NC May 22, 2015

Low Impact Development Certification





NC Water Quality Protection

Course / Workshop Title
Surface Water Identification Training and Certification Raleigh, NC June 2-5, 2015 (CLOSED)
Raleigh, NC Nov. 17-20, 2015 (CLOSED)

NCSU Stream Restoration Program - River Course Series

Course / Workshop Title
RC 101 - Stream Morphology Assessment Asheville, NC April 1-3, 2015
RC 131 - Assessment and Identification of Riparian Vegetation Valle Crucis, NC June 1-2, 2015
RC 151 - Water Quality Monitoring Using Automated Samplers TBA TBA
RC 161 - Aquatic Insect Taxonomy and Pollution Ecology Asheville, NC July 14-16, 2015 (Canceled)
RC 201 - Natural Channel Design Principles Asheville, NC May 6-8, 2015
RC 302 - HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration Raleigh, NC July 8-10, 2015
RC 401 - Construction Practices for Stream Restoration Asheville, NC November 12-13, 2015
RC 521 - Mountain Project Tour and Evaluation TBA TBA
RC 522 - Coastal Plain Tour & Evaluation Raleigh/Beaufort May 12-14, 2015
RC 435 - Management of Invasive and Exotic Vegetation in Riparian Areas Boone, NC TBA

Backyard Stream Repair Workshops



Vermicomposting and Composting Courses

Course / Workshop Title

Current Conferences

EcoStream - Stream Ecology and Restoration Conference Asheville, NC August 22-25, 2016

Past Conferences

2011 Low Impact Development Symposium Philadelphia, PA Sept. 25-28, 2011
Southeast Tidal Creek Summit Charleston, SC December 5-6, 2011
2012 Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference Portland, OR May 20-24, 2012
Low Impact Development Researchers Symposium Asheville, NC August 13-14, 2012
2012 Southeast Regional Stream Restoration Conference Wilmington, NC October 15-18, 2012
13th Vermiculture Conference Chapel Hill, NC November 5-6, 2012
48th Annual Irrigation Society Conference Raleigh, NC November 7, 2012
NC Aquaculture Development Conference New Bern, NC February 6-9, 2013
Water Education Summit - Making a Difference in your Community Chattanooga, TN September 24-26, 2013
NCSU's 14th Vermiculture Conference Raleigh, NC October 26-27, 2013
Southeast Tidal Creek Summit Wilmington, NC December 16-17, 2013
49th Annual Irrigation Conference Raleigh, NC November 12, 2013
NCSU's 15th Vermiculture Conference Raleigh, NC July 31 - Aug 1, 2014
Water Education Summit Asheville, NC September 8-10, 2014
NCSU Southeast Regional Stream Restoration Conference Charlotte, NC November 17-20, 2014
NC Aquaculture Development Conference New Bern, NC February 26-28, 2015
NCSU 16th Vermiculture Conference Raleigh, NC August 10-11, 2015