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Wednesday
1
Mar
2017

 
Training

An Introduction to Basic Stream & River Functions webinar
Location:  Online
Time:  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 
 
HOST
Trout Unlimited, the US Forest Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service

LOCATION
Online - Webinar
March 1, 2017
12:30-1:30PM Eastern Time

DETAILS
Trout Unlimited, the US Forest Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service are hosting 2 events in March focused on stream restoration, flood resiliency, disaster preparedness and post-disaster best management practices. The purpose of these events is to provide stream restoration education to highway administrators, planning professionals, local and state decision makers, and others who make decisions on the ground pre- and post-disaster.

This webinar will take place 1 week prior to the Flood Resiliency & Stream Restoration Workshop in Hadley, MA, and will serve as a means of familiarizing ourselves with basic stream and river functions, the potential impacts infrastructure plays on those natural systems, and assessing infrastructure vulnerability. A preview of items to be covered in the March 8 workshop will be provided. There will also be time for questions and answers.

Topics:
  • Basic stream and river functions;
  • The role of floodplains;
  • Impacts to streams and infrastructure in the built environment;
  • Infrastructure vulnerability and prioritizations;
  • Preview of workshop topics.

Upcoming Workshop: Flood Resiliency & Stream Restoration Workshop (March 8)
Date/Time: March 8, 2017, 8:30am - 4:30pm Eastern Time
Location: US Fish & Wildlife Service - Northeast Regional Office, Hadley MA
Cost:  Free!  Breakfast and lunch also provided at no cost.

Register: RSVP to Gabe Bolin at gbolin@tu.org by February 22, 2017, Please register by replying to this email with your first and last name, email, and affiliation.  Workshop registration is limited to 80 attendees.
Details: Additional information is provided in the attached flyer – 2nd attachment. The workshop will consist of informational presentations in the morning and early afternoon, followed by an afternoon Q&A session between audience members and presenters.  Directions and agenda will follow.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
TU is currently in communication with the American Public Works Association (APWA) on how we can partner on these events so that we may offer highway managers, public work officials, etc. continuing education credits.

COST
Free, but registration is required. Funding for these events has been provided by the US Department of the Interior and US Fish &Wildlife via a Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grant, and the US Forest Service.

CONTACT
Gabe Bolin gbolin@tu.org

REGISTRATION

RSVP by: February 22, 2017. Please register via the ReadyTalk platform at: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/h7w6om5i53ot&eom Webinar details will follow registration.
Attached File:  Workshop_Flyer_MA.pdf

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