2010 AWRA Annual Conference Workshop :
This workshop has been cancelled
|Pre-Conference Technical Workshop||Date/Time||Cost||Details|
|Is Your Stream Restoration Project a Success? How Do You Know?
David Derrick, US Army Corps of Engineers * Workshop cancelled
|Sun Oct 31
8:30am - 5:30pm
|*The workshop will be cancelled if enough participants are not enrolled by October 11.|
(AKA Evaluation of Stream Restoration Project Performance)
Stream restoration in New Jersey has typically been limited to traditional bank stabilization and riparian buffer projects. NJDEP permitting is not designed to facilitate significant restoration projects that incorporate natural channel design elements; however, in 2006 and 2009, two projects incorporating these concepts were successfully implemented in the Raritan Basin. Each project required the sponsors to work closely with NJDEP to meet permitting requirements. These projects were unique in their use of innovative bank protection and redirective measures, their scale, their nature and utilization of adaptive management, and they will serve as models for future projects.
The Walnut Brook Riparian Restoration Project, constructed in 2009, focused on two stream treatment areas, significant riparian buffer establishment and wetland creation. Through the two reaches, nearly 700 feet of streambank was treated with innovative techniques such as longitudinal peaked stone toe protection, rock vanes, single stone bendway weirs, engineered rock riffles and traffic control stones.
Both sites have experienced many bankfull and out-of-bank flows since completion.
These projects are part of the comprehensive source water protection efforts underway in the Raritan Basin of New Jersey. The focus of the workshop will be on ways to critically evaluate these stream restoration projects and similar projects through ongoing monitoring and visual observations. As part of the adaptive management program for each site, attendees will be asked to perform evaluations of each site and to provide suggestions for future actions.
TopicsTopics to be covered include an overview of the goals and objectives of two significant stream stabilization projects in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, ways to evaluate projects and to identify future management actions.
Outcomes / Take AwaysAt the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have the skills to critically evaluate and assess stream restoration projects.
Attendee RequirementsCome prepared for field work, which may include walking through the park and potentially in the stream, although both projects can be viewed from the banks. New Jersey weather in November is variable, be prepared for rain and cold. Wear appropriate clothing – boots, rain jackets, etc. bug spray may be needed.
Number of StudentsMaximum of 40. Students will be enrolled in the order in which their registration is received. The workshop will be cancelled if enough participants are not enrolled by October 11.
Tentative Schedule (subject to modification)8:30 - 10:30 ==> Loews Hotel, Philadelphia
8:30 Student and Teacher Introductions, Overview of Workshop
8:45 Introduction to Walnut Brook Riparian Restoration Project and Wetland Construction project goals and functions
9:30 Introduction to Hoffman Park Stream Restoration Project goals and functions
10:30 - 5:30 ==> Field trip to stream restoration sites
10:30 Board bus, drive from Philly to Flemington, NJ. Hand out and explain project performance evaluation sheets. Break into teams. Eat box lunch.
12:00 Field reconnaissance of Walnut Brook Project, Mine Brook Park, Flemington, Hunterdon County, NJ. Fill out evaluation forms
2:00 Travel to Hoffman Park
2:30 Field reconnaissance of Hoffman Park project. Fill out evaluation forms
4:00 Board bus, return to Philly