Streambank Repair Workshop

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About the Workshop

Is there a stream on your property? Are the stream-banks eroding or are you losing land?

Learn how to protect your property and improve the natural environment by stabilizing the stream on your property. Learn from NC State University experts about practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy stream-side environment. You will participate in an actual “hands-on” stream repair exercise at a local residence, park, or town property, 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 13, 2019 – FULL

Hendersonville Operation Center
305 Williams Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

March 14, 2019 – FULL

Sweeten Creek Brewing
1127 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28803


Registration Information


Free thanks to our local partners!


March 13 (Hendersonville) – You can either bring your own lunch or bring money to pitch in for pizza or subs and drinks

March 14 (Asheville) – Lunch will be provided free by Sweeten Creek Brewing and paid courtesy of our friends at Blue Ridge RC&D

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 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 $25 administrative processing fee. Any cancellation requests made within seven (7) days of the workshop 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.

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 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 may vary from class to class.

9:00 am Classroom Session
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Outdoor Hands-On Session
3:00 pm Adjourn


What to Bring

***Hands tools & water – refreshments will be provided.***

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

There are no professional development hours pre-approved for these workshops. Participants may appeal to their respective licensing boards to obtain professional education credits.

Regular Sponsors

This workshop is sponsored by the following organizations: