FA17 Water Systems

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Wednesday October 4

9:15 AM  –  12:15 PM

Water Systems
Instructor: Tom Southard
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
$120 Member / $130 Non-Member
Limit: 14

Explore the importance of healthy natural water systems and the connection between watersheds and groundwater. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, how a watershed area flows and interacts with the surrounding land, and assessment and improvement of water systems management. Participants will gain knowledge about stream restoration techniques that could be used in their own backyards or neighborhoods. Students should wear shoes that can get wet and bring a hand lens, paper and pencil. This class fulfills a core requirement for the Blue Ridge Naturalist Certificate.

Tom Southard has a degree in plant science and forestry from Rutgers University. Prior to moving to the mountains in 2010, he worked extensively in stream assessment, aquatic ecology education and stream habitat restoration with the South Branch Watershed Association based in Flemington, New Jersey. He is also a volunteer stream monitor for sites in the French Broad River Basin.