Alliance Riparian Workshop

When: March 18, 2021, 12:00 noon - 12:50 pm
Speakers: Nate Weston, Geospatial Ecologist, Beaver Watershed Alliance
Advanced Registration is required: CLICK HERE
Details: Please join us for a virtual class on riparian zones - what they are, what they do, and how you can protect and promote these often overlooked but incredibly valuable tools for watershed protection Riparian areas are integral for preventing contaminants from entering waterways and promoting wildlife, but did you know maintaining healthy riparian zones along headwater streams can reduce or eliminate a significant portion of challenges downstream? We'll discuss what a riparian area is, the different types of riparian zones, the role they play in promoting watershed vitality, common riparian features, how to identify, establish, manage, and maintain your riparian area for years to come. We'll even talk about how to “stack” your riparian area's vegetation to greatly increase its durability and capacity to store and filter stormwater. Healthy riparian areas are the prevention keeping pounds of harmful contaminants like sediment phosphorus from polluting our waterways. Healthy forests equal healthy water!