Posted: November 17, 2017

The Center for Watershed Protection and Ecosystem Planning & Restoration is offering a training on stream restoration.

Hershey Meadow Stream Restoration

Hershey Meadow Stream Restoration

With new requirements for MS4 municipalities to reduce sediment loads through Chesapeake Bay Pollution Reduction Plans, the practice of stream restoration has been receiving increasing attention in Pennsylvania.

On December 11, the Center for Watershed Protection, together with Ecosystem Planning & Restoration, will be offering a full day training on integrating stream restoration into PRPs and Pennsylvania's Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.

The training will seek to provide understanding on how to use and apply the Chesapeake Bay Program's stream restoration crediting protocols towards TMDL and PRP targets. Frequently asked questions about how to implement the protocols and how they will be affected by the new Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model will be addressed.

The workshop will be classroom based and include lectures and hands-on exercises. Guidance will be provided on rapid determination of suitable candidates for stream restoration, use of site selection and assessment methods to rapidly evaluate existing stream conditions, recommending potential stream restoration solutions, and evaluation the feasibility of potential stream restoration projects for project implementation prioritization.

The training will take place from 8 AM to 4 PM on December 11 at the Upper Allen Township Office, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg PA. Register online by December 1.