Bioengineering Hands-On Workshop

Associated Environmental and the Town of Devon present an opportunity to learn about ecological restoration using soil bioengineering to restore and stabilize steep slopes and eroding stream banks.

Bioengineering offers an economical and sustainable method of stabilizing slopes while promoting successional reclamation of disturbed sites.

This is a free one-day event intended to support community watershed resiliency and to offer hands-on training for those interested in learning about the fundamentals of this technique.

The day will start off with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of bioengineering, followed by hands-on training on willow harvesting and installation methods. Participants will gain practical experience in the application of bioengineering, and an introduction for how bioengineering may be used as an effective alternative to traditional engineering practices while building resiliency into the watershed.

Saturday, November 2

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Saskatchewan River, Devon

Meet at the Devon Bicycle Park Parking Lot (2 Saskatchewan Ave W, Devon,)
Please RSVP by contacting Taylor Lowe at [email protected] or 587-643-8538. This workshop is recommended for ages 12 and up and will take place rain or shine so please come prepared for all weather conditions. Participants are required to bring their own work gloves, sturdy footwear, protective clothing, lunch, and drinking water.

Kristen Andersen, CPESC, PWS, P.Biol., is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control and restoration ecologist with over 20 years of experience in stream and wetland restoration. She teaches wetland courses at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension and is a Senior Environmental Scientist with Associated Environmental.