Stream Bank Repair Workshops


Message Regarding Coronavirus

For current information about the status of the workshops, please visit the Workshops and Conferences Homepage.


Please note that this season we have organized the menu for our NCSU-BAE Streambank Repair Workshop website announcing our upcoming workshops a bit differently than past years. 

***Please read the following carefully as things have changed:

  • We have consolidated all 8 scheduled workshops on this one website
  • You can come to as many workshops as you wish, but you MUST register to participate (and pay as required) for each workshop individually by clicking on the appropriate links below that you wish to participate in.

To best accommodate the growing interest and diverse needs of various audiences across the state, we are offering 8 workshops total this season: 

  • 4 workshops are free ½ day non-certification workshops
  • 4 workshops are all-day workshops at 2 different fee levels with an NCSU – certification option for those interested
—– FREE HALF DAY WORKSHOPS —–

*Not eligible for the certification option.  No lunch provided. No PDHs offered.*

  1. Streambank Repair and Live Stake Workshop – Sylvester St.
  2.  Streambank Repair and Live Stake Workshop – Knightdale
  3. Streambank Repair and Live Stake Workshop – Hadley Rd.
  4.  Streambank Repair and Live Stake Workshop – Oak Park Rd.
—– FULL DAY WORKSHOPS with Optional Certification* —–
  • Full-day workshops will run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and include a classroom training session, lunch, and a hands-on repair of a streambank led by NCSU experts. Lunch is included for all registered for a full-day session, regardless of fee level paid.
  • Fees for the full day workshops will be either:  $25 / person for the non-certification option, or $250 / person for the certification option.
  • Those paying for the $250 certification option will receive a link for an on-line, 25 question multiple choice test at the email address that they used to register for the workshop. The link will open at 5:00 pm on the day of the workshop attended and will remain open for 48 hours. It is an open book test and you are welcome to use any notes you take during the workshop or any of the on-line references listed in the ‘Resources’ section of the workshop website.  A passing score will be 80%. Those passing will receive a certificate from NCSU and will be listed as a ‘Streambank Repair Professional’ on NCSU-BAE’s Streambank Repair Workshop website.
  • Note that the resources section of the workshop website is available to those all registered, regardless of fee level, or attending ½ day free or full-day fee-based workshops.
  • Full-day workshops are approved for 4.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors.

*Additional fee applies. Lunch is provided to all attendees regardless of fee level.

  1. Streambank Repair Certification Workshop – Whitsett
  2. Streambank Repair Certification Workshop – Black Mountain
  3. Streambank Repair Certification Workshop – Mills River
    • March 17, 2023
    • Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Ctr., 455 Research Dr., Mills River, NC 28759
    • 9:00 am -12:00 pm
    • CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  4. Streambank Repair Certification Workshop – Asheville

Each workshop is unique. The information below is provided for general information about the workshop. Please reference the registration website for specific information about the individual workshop.


About the CERTIFICATION Workshops

Attendees will learn how to protect and improve the natural environment of streams by stabilizing the stream bank and other eroding areas. NC State University and other local experts will provide practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside. Attendees will participate in hands-on stream protection practices including harvesting live-staked native plants and/or installing live-stakes on a stream.

If attending a certification workshop, a Stream Bank Repair certification exam will be administered. Those who receive a passing grade of 80% or above will receive a certificate and recognition as Certified in Stream Bank Repair by NC State University Extension.


Who Should Attend

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

Registration Fee Information

Certification Registration Fee – $250
Non-Certification Registration Fee – $25

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:

NCSU-BAE
Campus Box 7625
Raleigh, NC 27695
Attn: Workshop Coordinators

Please visit the registration website for current cancellation and refund policies.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation requests should be sent to bae_training@ncsu.edu for processing. The cancellation request must be submitted at least thirty-one (31) days before the date of the workshop to receive a full refund. Cancellation requests made between thirty (30) days and eight (8) 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 a 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 with the name of the current registrant and the name and email address of the new registrant.

Severe Weather Cancellation and Refund Policy

In the event of severe weather, this workshop may be postponed or canceled 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 rescheduled workshop. If the workshop is canceled, you will receive a full refund. If the workshop is postponed or canceled, the workshop instructors and coordination staff are not responsible for participants not meeting their PDHs or CEUs requirements with their various professional licensing boards.


Workshop Schedule

Each workshop schedule is unique. Please click on the individual workshop for specifics


What to Bring

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

  • Waders
  • Boots
  • Jeans/Long Pants
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Gloves
  • Hats

Optional materials to bring include:

  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

About the Stream Bank Certification Workshops

Certified Stream Bank Repair Professionals List

Attendees will learn how to protect and improve the natural environment of streams by stabilizing the stream bank and other eroding areas. NC State University and other local experts will provide practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside. Attendees will participate in hands-on stream protection practices including installing live-stakes on a stream.

Upon completion of the workshop, a Stream Bank Repair certification exam will be administered. Those who receive a passing grade of at least 80% will receive a certificate and recognition as Certified in Stream Bank Repair by NC State University Extension.


Professional Development Hours

4.5 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors (approved by the NC Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)


Resources


Regular Sponsors

These workshops are regularly sponsored by the following organizations: