August Chapter Meeting – Can You Restore A Creek By Doing Nothing?

We will not meet in person at Brookhaven tonight because Dallas County has moved to a “red” COVID-19 risk level (high risk of community transmission). The health and safety of our members is the highest priority, so please register to participate via zoom. We look forward to seeing you online! Register For the Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, August 4. Camera Roll at 6:30, meeting at 7 pm.

Riparian Vegetation’s Role in Stream Restoration with Kenneth Mayben, civil engineer retired from NRCS and presenter for Texas Riparian Association.

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Nueces River December 2007

Nueces River December 2007, photo by Kenneth Mayben

Can You Restore A Creek By Doing Nothing?

This presentation will explain how creeks and rivers form with the interaction of water, sediment, and riparian vegetation.  Why do streams and riparian systems evolve between Healthy and Non-Healthy conditions will be explained.  How do you restore a non-healthy stream to a healthy stream both with and without mechanical assistance?  The power of natural resilience of the streams and riparian vegetation to return a stream to a healthy condition will be covered in depth with multiple examples.


About Kenneth Mayben

Kenneth MaybenMr. Mayben is a 1975 graduate of Texas A&M University with a BS in Agricultural Engineering and is a professional engineer. He retired from the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service after 42+ years where he served as the Zone Engineer providing engineering leadership for the Weatherford Zone, which covers 51 counties in North and Central Texas. Mr. Mayben served on the NRCS Texas Stream Team. As part of the team, he regularly taught classes across the state on the proper functioning condition of streams and riparian areas to NRCS personnel, landowners, other state and federal agency personnel, and other interested groups. He also performed stream evaluations for producers upon request. Following retirement, he started “Mayben Riparian Services” to help interested parties understand stream and riparian functions by teaching stream workshops and performing stream evaluations.


The August 2021 Chapter meeting:

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

6:30 Camera Roll
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment


Downloadable Resources:

Riparian Plants of North Central Texas with SR

Riparian Plants Central and SW Tx

PFC Texas 4 page revised with correlations 06 08 15 PFC Draft Nelle Mayben

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