Backyard Stream, Erosion Control, & Raingarden Clinics

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About the Workshop

Is there a stream or erosion problem on your property? Are the stream-banks falling in? Are you losing part of your backyard? Have you heard about Raingardens and would like to learn more?

Learn how to protect your property and improve the natural environment by stabilizing the stream and other eroding areas in your backyard. Learn from NC State University and other local experts about practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside or raingarden environment.  You will participate in an actual “hands-on” streambank, raingarden, or erosion repair exercises at a local residence, enhancing an eroding streambank using ‘live-staked’  native plants.

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

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 Clinic Dates


Currently, there are no workshops scheduled at this time. Please check back regularly for updates on new workshop offerings.


Registration Information

These workshops are FREE. Please register using the link or contact information provided.

Course Schedule

Clinics will begin promptly at the time indicated and last about 2 hours (weather permitting). Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the indicated start time.

What to Bring

Hand tools and live stakes will be provided. Participants will be outside working on stream banks and in shallow water. Proper attire is strongly recommended:

  • Waders
  • Knee-high Boots
  • Jeans
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Waterproof/resistant Gloves
  • Hats


This workshop is sponsored by the following organizations: