Monday, July 20, 2009

Water Quality Workshop and Construction Tour

Water Quality Workshop and Construction Tour
Understanding Stormwater Management, Low Impact Development, and Stream Restoration

Water Quality Workshop and Construction Tour

Friday, 24 July 2009

9:00am - 12:00pm

Black Mountain Town Hall

160 Midland Avenue (Behind Black Mountain Visitor’s Center)

This workshop will explore ways to protect water quality and discuss methods to treat stormwater. Low Impact Development techniques and natural stream channel design solutions will also be introduced. In addition, participants will tour the Flat Creek Stream Restoration and Greenway project under construction and observe techniques being installed. These stream restoration features should correct excessive sedimentation, over-widening, incised banks, decreased fish and wildlife habitat, and unsafe public access. Wear field clothes and join us to learn about how to protect water quality in Black Mountain!

Who Should Attend: Homeowners, Landowners, Natural Resource Managers, Engineers, Contractors, Design Professionals

Workshop Cost:

FREE for homeowners ($40 for Professionals Seeking 2 PDH Credits)

Includes materials and light refreshments

Registration, Agenda, and More Information:

Water Quality Workshop and Construction Tour

or contact Carter Cone, 828-665-2492 x339 or

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Erosion and Sedimentation Workshop

Erosion and Sedimentation Workshop to be held at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Department. If you are a Grading Contractor, Landscaper, or others involved in moving land/soil. Please consider joining us at this program.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rain Water Harvesting Information

The attached flier is from John Deere Landscapes and describes some of their systems for Rain Water Harvesting. It is provided here for information purposes:

Rain Water Harvesting Layout

A program for Rain Water Harvesting is being held at the Avery's Creek Community Center on December 11th. For more information visit the following web site: Rain Harvesting Workshop

Monday, October 27, 2008

Clean Water Education Partnership

The following link takes you to a lot of resources regarding clean water management strategies: Clean Water Education Partnership. Visit this site and get some additional information that may be of value.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dear Green Industry Professionals ;

There are a series of regional commodity meetings scheduled this fall with Dean Johnny Wynne of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University. One is scheduled at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center for December 3, 2008 beginning at 11 a.m.

ending at 2 p.m. A sponsored luncheon is included.
Many of you are members of the various state commodity organizations and we would like to have you attend. We have sent the invitation to all the commodity
groups in the state. If you serve as liaison to any of the commodity organizations located in western NC please remind them of this opportunity. Dean Wynne invites you also to attend this meeting.

Participants can register on line for the meeting at


Thank you,

Storm Water Educational Programs

Below are two Workshops that could prove to be beneficial to individuals in the green industry or those working with water quality.

Advanced Storm Water BMP Design Workshop
Low Impact Development Training

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rain Barrel Sale

The Henderson County Master Gardeners are selling Rain barrels to help customers deal with the drought. Call the Henderson County office at 828-697-4891 for more information and down load the brochure at Rain Barrels
to share with clients/customers who may be interested