Surface Water Identification and Training: A Stream Classification Course, Dec 9-11, 2014, Weeks Bay Reserve

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Topic(s): Floodplain Management , Land Conservation , Restoration Science , Stormwater Management , Wetland Protection
Priority Issue(s): Ecosystem Integration , Habitat Conservation
Host Partner(s): Weeks Bay Reserve
Location:  Weeks Bay Reserve Resource Center
Date/Time: calendar icon12/9/2014 – 12/11/2014
Price: $450.00
Max Applicants: 35

December 9 – 11, 2014    8:30am – 5:00pm Tue, Wed    8:30am – 3:00pm Thur

You need help classifying perennial and intermittent creeks for permitting and other activities in the coastal area. This 3-day, lecture and field stream classification course will help. The class teaches the standard methodology developed in North Carolina (V. 4.11, Sept. 1, 2010) for identifying intermittent and perennial streams and their origins. These methods are used in many southeastern states in the US and endorsed by the Mobile District, USACE. The class will focus on coastal plain streams near or in the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Participants will leave the course with an increased understanding of the methods and be able to practice the new skills in the field.

The course will include a field test. Individuals who take the course and pass the field test will receive a “Certificate of Training” as having successfully completed the class. Class enrollment is set at a maximum of 35 registrants.  A minimum of 30 students are needed in order to make this class viable. You must register online. An agenda is available at the registration website.


John R. Dorney: John is Senior Environmental Scientist, Moffatt and Nichol North America and retired from NC Division of Water Quality, Wetlands and Stormwater Branch.  He has over 29 years in the water quality field and was actively involved in the development of the NC Stream Identification Method. John is an expert in wetland and stream functional assessment, stream and wetland monitoring, and isolated wetlands as well as wetland and stream permitting.

Larry Eaton: Larry participated in the development of the NC Method. He has previously taught the Stream Identification class several dozens of times in NC, GA, AL, SC, and VA.

Logistics: The lecture portion is located at the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Resource Center near Fairhope, Alabama. Directions will be distributed as the event date nears. Lunch will be provided on all days. Bring field sampling gear (shovels, augers and other tools of the trade) and dress for field activities. Be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.

Fees: Fees include materials, lunches and snacks. Early registration before November  14, 2014 – $450. After November 14, registration  – $500. Registration Deadline – November 21. Make Checks or POs to the Weeks Bay Foundation Inc. If you wish to use a credit card, contact Mike at 251-928-9792.

Disclaimer: Workshop organizers reserve the right to cancel workshop at any time. In the event of cancellation you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, however workshop organizers are not responsible for any other expenses incurred. Refunds are available if your withdrawal occurs before the November 21, 2014 deadline. Please note the following for every workshop: You will not be eligible for a refund if you are unable to get to the event due to weather/travel or other personal issues.


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