Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Backyard Stream Repair Workshop, Feb. 28

Workshop will take place near the Ellerbe Creek, Durham.
Do you have a stream on your property? Are the banks eroding? Are you losing property and trees?

A backyard stream repair workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 28 (rain date March 7, from 9 a.m. to noon) at: 618 Sybil Drive, Durham, NC 27703.

About this FREE Workshop:

Learn how to stabilize your backyard stream, improve the natural environment, and enhance your property. Learn about causes of streambank erosion and how to use native plants to create a healthy streamside environment. Participate "hands-on" in enhancing an eroding streambank using various natural plants at a local stream. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch, ask questions, and even plant trees using the ‘live staking’ technique to stabilize and beautify a streambank.

Who Should Attend:  Homeowners, local government personnel, landscapers, utility workers, park managers.
Sponsors of this stream repair workshop include: Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, the City of Durham, NC Cooperative Extension, Durham County, Durham Soil & Water Conservation District and NC State University.

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