Dillsboro Stream Bank Repair Workshop
On Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Monteith Park in Dillsboro along a small stretch of Scott’s Creek a good group of conservation stewards learned how to repair a stream bank that has had mild erosion through the years.
Private landowners, civil engineers, land managers, landscape contractors, and students learned how to protect their property and improve the natural environment by stabilizing the stream in their backyard with low-cost and non-permitting practices. NC State University Stream Bank Specialists Mitch Woodward taught and demonstrated practical, cost-effective solutions using natural materials and native plants to create a healthy streamside environment. The participants were provided with a “hands-on” stream repair exercise at the park, enhancing an eroding stream bank using grading, fiber matting, and native plants. They installed stream protection practices that included live-staking techniques to stabilize and beautify a small stretch of stream bank on Scotts Creek. This workshop was sponsored by the Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River (WATR); American Rivers and NC State University Extension.
If you are interested in learning more about how and what plants to use to repair your Stream Bank, please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Jackson or Swain Counties at 586-4009 0r 488-3848 or email Jackson/Swain County Extension Director Robert J. Hawk at firstname.lastname@example.org.