Erosion control workshop slated for March 6 in Dallas

DALLAS – An “Erosion Control for Urban Water Bodies” workshop will be presented from 9-11 a.m. March 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas.

There is no cost for the workshop, which will be held in the facility’s Building D Learning Center.

Riparian areas that are a natural occurrence along creeks and around ponds provide the basics for both wildlife and livestock � water, shade, cover and food. (Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)

A no-cost program relating to design and installation of erosion control techniques for urban water bodies will be held March 6 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated water resources specialist from the Dallas center, will address design and installation of erosion control techniques for urban ponds, streams and detention basins, according to David Waidler, workshop coordinator.

The workshop will include a tour of the facility’s erosion control practices, as well as a demonstration and hands-on installation of erosion control blankets, said Waidler, a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Dallas.

“As the number of low-impact stormwater controls in our cities increases, resource managers will need to know how to select and install appropriate erosion control techniques to maintain urban streams, bio-retention areas, detention ponds and constructed wetlands,” he noted. “Doing so will increase the life of these installations and maintain water quality.”

Continuing education credits and a certificate of attendance are available, Waidler added.

To register for the workshop, please visit http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2013/march-6,-2013-erosion-control-workshop/. For further information, contact Waidler at 972-952-9689 or D-waidler@tamu.edu.

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