Watershed Restoration, Water Quality, and Permitting

Moderator:  Kevin Tweed, Ecosystem Planning & Restoration

1:30 pm
Correcting the Past – Rebuilding McDowell Creek to Today’s Standards
–David Woodie, Land Use & Environmental Services Agency, Charlotte, NC
Woodie’s Presentation

1:55 pm
Removal of Low-Water River Crossings and Streambank Restoration for Drinking Water Quality Protection and Fish Passage on the Maumelle River, Arkansas
–Raven Lawson, Central Arkansas Water, Little Rock, AR
Lawson’s Presentation

2:20 pm
The Influence of Hydrology, Habitat and Water Quality On Stream Fishes Inhabiting Coastal Urban Streams: Implications for Restoration
–George Guillen, Environmental Institute of Houston, University of Houston- Clear Lake, Houston, TX
Guillen’s Presentation

2:45 pm
Texas Nonpoint Source Program
–Megan Henson, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX
Henson’s Presentation

3:10 pm     Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 pm
Native Fish Conservation Areas:  A Network of Priority Watersheds Managed for the Preservation of Freshwater Biodiversity
–Timothy Birdsong, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX
Birdsong’s Presentation

3:55 pm
Quantifying Stormwater Runoff and Pollution Removal by Houston’s Urban Forest
–Hannah Cruce, Texas A&M Forest Service, Houston, TX
Cruce’s Presentation

4:20 pm
Invasive Species as Hazards on Water Resources and Ecosystems in Texas: Restoration Considerations
–Tyson Broad, Llano River Field Station, Junction, TX
Broad’s Presentation

4:45 pm
Innovative Approaches to Improve Macrobenthic Invertebrate Communities Through Stream Restoration
–Kevin Tweedy, Ecosystem Planning and Restoration, Raleigh, NC
Tweedy’s Presentation

5:10 pm     Adjourn