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

August 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

We’re back, baby!
NTMN Monthly meetings are going live and in person!

Join us at Brookhaven College, building H Room 125 on Wednesday, August 4. Gather at 6:30, meeting at 7 pm. Coordinate with the Hospitality Committee if you’d like to bring a snack to share, or pack your own dinner and drinks.

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 Meet and eat
7:00 Introduction and Announcements
7:20 Featured Presentation
8:45 Adjournment

The in-person meeting place for August is:
Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, room H125
3939 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

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