Backyard Stream Repair

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About the Workshop

Is there a stream on your property? Are the stream-banks eroding? Are you losing part of your backyard?

Learn how to protect your property and improve the natural environment by stabilizing the stream in your backyard. Learn from NC State University experts about practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside environment. You will participate in an actual “hands-on” stream repair exercise at a local residence, enhancing an eroding streambank using grading, fiber matting, and native plants.

Attendees will have the opportunity to observe a successful stream repair, ask questions of experts, and install stream protection practices including live-staking techniques to stabilize and beautify a problem streambank.  

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • HOA Officers
  • Homeowners/Landowners
  • Local Government Personnel
  • Landscapers
  • Landscape Contractors
  • Registered Landscape Architects
  • Engineers
  • Utility Workers
  • Park Managers
  • Students and Environmental Educators

Upcoming Workshop Dates


There are no workshops scheduled at this time.

Registration Information


This workshop is FREE!

Course Schedule

Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules may vary from class to class.

Day 1
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Classroom presentations and discussion of stream problems and solutions
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Hands-On Session at local streambank repair site
4:00 pm Adjourn


What to Bring

Participants will be outside working on stream banks. Proper attire is strongly recommended:

  • Waders
  • Boots
  • Jeans
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Gloves
  • Hats

Optional materials to bring include:

  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Drinking water and hand tools will be provided.


This workshop is sponsored by the following organizations: