Workshops & Conferences

We offer professional development workshops for individuals or groups interested in expanding and/or updating their skill sets. Many workshops offer tours and hands-on activities along with the opportunity to earn professional development hours (PDHs). We also coordinate a number of conferences and symposiums each year. Previous conferences included those on aquaculture, stream restoration, and waste management. Please contact Christina Shepard or Brittany Santore to learn more about planning and coordinating a workshop or conference.


Current Conferences

Current Conferences

Conference Location Date
Waste to Worth 2017 Cary, NC April 18-21, 2017 (closed)
North Carolina Irrigation Society Conference Raleigh, NC November 15, 2017
NC Aquaculture Development Conference New Bern, NC March 7-10, 2018
EcoStream Conference 2018 Asheville, NC August 13-16, 2018

Current Workshops

Irrigation Tours/Workshops

Workshop Location Date
NC Irrigation Society 2017 Irrigation Tour Rocky Mount, NC April 25, 2017 (closed)
Wettable/Irrigated Acreage Determination Training Raleigh July 19, 2017 (closed)

Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Certification for NCDOT Projects

Workshop Location Date
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: http://go.ncsu.edu/ESCLevel1-2
Level II: Erosion & Sediment Control / Stormwater Site Management
Level III: Design of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans Raleigh, NC June 7, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC December 5, 2017 (Seats AVAILABLE)
Level III-R: Recertification – Design of Erosion & Sediment Control Plans Raleigh, NC June 8, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC December 6, 2017 (Seats AVAILABLE)

Stormwater and Low Impact Development Training

Workshop Location Date
Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Certification

Apex, NC January 19-20, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC March 28-29,2017 (closed)
Chapel Hill, NC July 11-12, 2017 (closed)
Wilson, NC August 23-24, 2017 (closed)
Hendersonville, NC October 12-13, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC December 19-20, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)
Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance UPDATE Jacksonville, NC January 31, 2017 (closed)
Wake Forest, NC April 5, 2017 (closed)
Kannapolis, NC August 28, 2017 (closed)
Durham, NC November 14, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)
Durham, NC December 11, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)
Welcome to the MDC Greensboro, NC January 11-12, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC January 25-26, 2017 (closed)
Wilmington, NC February 15-16, 2017 (closed)
Kannapolis, NC March 9-10, 2017 (closed)
Greensboro, NC March 20-21, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC April 19-20, 2017 (closed)
Lenoir, NC May 4-5, 2017 (closed)
Jacksonville, NC June 1-2, 2017 (closed)
Apex, NC July 13-14, 2017 (closed)
Charlotte, NC August 29-30, 2017 (closed)
Asheville, NC Sept. 27-28, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC October 19-20, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC November 2-3, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)
Chapel Hill, NC December 14-15, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)
 RG 201 – Residential Rain Garden Certification  Lexington, NC  March 23, 2017 (closed)
 Asheville, NC  March 25, 2017 (closed)
 Rain Water Harvesting Workshop  Durham, NC  February 20, 2017 (closed)
 Durham, NC July 10, 2017 (closed)
Rainwater Harvesting Workshop AND Stormwater Nitrogen and Phosphorus (SNAP) Tool Workshop Raleigh, NC November 28-29, 2017 (Seats AVAILABLE)

Stream Restoration Program Training

Workshop Location Date
 RC 101 – Stream Morphology Assessment  Raleigh, NC  May 16-18, 2017 (closed)
 Asheville, NC  October 10-12, 2017 (closed)
 RC 201 – Natural Channel Design Principles  Raleigh, NC  June 13-15, 2017 (closed)
 Asheville, NC  November 7-9, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)
 RC 302 – HEC-RAS for Stream Restoration  Raleigh, NC  July 18 – 20, 2017 (closed)
 RC 161 – Aquatic Insect Taxonomy and Pollution Ecology  Asheville, NC  July 25-27, 2017 (closed)
Backyard Stream Repair Workshops  Mills River, NC  February 17, 2017 (closed)
 Marshall, NC  March 30, 2017 (closed)
 Mills River, NC  December 7, 2017 (Seats AVAILABLE)
Surface Water Identification Training and Certification (SWITC) Raleigh, NC  May 16-19, 2017 (closed)
Raleigh, NC Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2017 (Get on the Waitlist)