This is going to be an interesting and interactive summit. It is set up so 1/2 day Wednesday in the AM can be used for travel to Redding, Thursday will be a full day, and Friday the workshop will end at Noon so you will have time to travel home.
Day 1-Oct 19 12:30 - 5:00 Meet at Shasta College Downtown Campus (Mall) Parking off Market St. We may visit Stillwater Creek at Shasta College before end of day. Water provided.
Day 2- Oct 20 7:30 - 5:00 Meet at Shasta College main Campus Meeting in Center Stage at Cafeteria 7:30 Rise and Shine Breakfast provided (bacon, eggs, bagels, fruit, coffee etc.) The day will be mostly classroom with a visit to Creek after lunch Lunch will be a pasta bar set up in room. Water provided.
We are planning to do Biotechnical Soil Stabilization demonstrations at our upcoming Stream Summit in October. Altrnatives to Riprap, such as Vegetated Mechanically Stabilized Earth (VMSE) or Brushlayering, or Live Siltation with Low Rock Toe (see Geyserville Bridge) are going to be increasingly important methods for the Stream Restorationist and Regulator to "have in their toolbox". All attendees will get a FREE copy of the Manual on CD - Environmentally-Sensitive Channel and Bank Protection Methods, published by Transportation Research Board.
The manual will include 44 methods approved by the NCHRP Highway Engineers Panel of experts. In fact, now retired, Kris Vyverburg, CDFW State Geomorphologist played a big roll in the education and acceptance associated with the nation-wide publication. We are hoping more State and Federal Resource Agency personnel become familiar and confident with these techniques. Many (techniques !) have over 10-20 years of documented use and success. The techniques include AutoCad files. Such as the VMSE below.
The above demonstrations, 1. using compost socks and Enka Mat and 2. the new innovative Coir Blocks were done at the Last May BMP Summit. Don't miss the new domonstrations we have planned for October.