Backyard Stream Repair

Who Should Attend | Upcoming Workshop Dates | Registration Information |
Course Schedule | 
What to Bring | Professional Development Hours | Sponsors | Resources


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


March 9, 2018

Madison County Extension Center
258 Carolina Lane
Marshall, NC 28753


September 7, 2018

Public Works Facility
509 Michael Street
Kernersville, NC 27284


Registration Information

Kernersville – September 7, 2018

Workshop Fee – $50.00


Payment Instructions

We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for payment of your registration fee. Or you may send us a check made payable to NCSU – BAE. Mail to:

Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Christina Shepard

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least twenty-one (21) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between twenty-one (21) day and seven (7) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop will be ineligible for refund. Attendee substitutions from within the same company may be made at any time at no cost. Please send an email to requesting a substitution.

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.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Classroom presentations and discussion of stream problems and solutions
11:30 pm Lunch (provided)
12:30 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.

Professional Development Hours

The following professional development hours (PDHs) are awarded after successful completion of the workshop:

  • 4 Commercial pesticide re-certification credits
  • Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.


This workshop is sponsored by the following organizations: