River Course 401: Construction Practices for Stream Restoration

Who Should Attend | Upcoming Workshop Dates | Registration Info |
Course ScheduleWhat to Bring | InstructorsProfessional Development Hours


About the Workshop

This one-day workshop will demonstrate stream restoration construction practices at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex, 788 Beeson Road, Kernersville. The restoration project under construction includes channel and floodplain grading, log and boulder vane structures, wood toe revetments, aquatic habitat enhancements, erosion control, and native riparian buffer planting. The design-build river restoration project team is a collaboration of North State Environmental and Jennings Environmental implemented with grant funding from the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund and NC Division of Water Resources. Participants should prepare for field observation of active restoration construction and interactions with the design-build team.

Who Should Attend

This course is recommended for the following groups of individuals:

  • Contractors with Interest in Stream Restoration Construction
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Project Managers
  • State and Federal Agency Personnel Who Actively Review and Permit Stream Restoration Projects

Upcoming Workshop Dates

There are no scheduled workshops at this time.

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Registration Information


Regular Fee – $175.00

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: Brittany Santore

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu 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 but before seven (7) days before the date of the workshop will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made on or 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 bae_training@ncsu.edu requesting a substitution​.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of the workshop instructors and coordinators. If the workshop is postponed, you may receive a refund if you are unable to attend the newly scheduled date, time, and location. Please contact bae_training@ncsu.edu if you are unable to attend the re-scheduled workshop. If the workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or cancelled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.

Course Schedule

Below is a sample schedule of the workshop to demonstrate the topics that will be covered. Actual schedules, including start and end times, may vary from class to class. Please refer to the workshop registration page and your confirmation email for times.

8:30 am Registration Opens
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am Stream Restoration Overview
Stream Construction Technologies and Practices
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Field Observation of Construction Practices:

  • Excavation
  • Rock and Log Structures
  • Toe Wood Revetments
  • Erosion Control
  • Planting
4:00 pm Adjorn

Presentation Materials

Stream Restoration Overview

Beeson Creek Restoration

Construction Challenges

Survey Technology and Stream Restoration

What to Bring

Participants should bring the following materials with them to each day of the workshop:

  • Hard hat (provided by NC State if needed)
  • Steel-toed boots
  • Bright colored safety vest to wear during field tour of construction site (provided by NC State if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Participants will drive their own vehicles.

Our Instructor

Gregory Jennings, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Gregory Jennings, joined NC State in 1990 as an Assistant Professor. He progressed through the academic ranks and was named Professor in 2001. Over his career at NC State Dr. Jennings made significant contributions in the areas of water quality, watershed management, stream restoration, and ecological engineering. He served as Water Quality Coordinator for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, in which role he coordinated interdisciplinary water quality educational and research programs. Dr. Jennings also led the development of the NC State University Stream Restoration Program, probably the pre-eminent program across the United States, that has educated both students and professionals through delivery of education programs based upon research conducted at NC State and elsewhere.

Professional Development Hours

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

  • 6 PDHs professional engineers (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)
  • Other professionals may appeal to their respective boards to obtain professional education credits.

Photos from March 26 & 27 Workshops


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