Featured Speaker & Reception

Stream Restoration: What is it and why do it?

A Creek Week conversation with Darrell Westmoreland

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Wake Forest University Welcome Center, Wake Forest Road.
(Enter off Reynolda Road. Welcome Center will be on the right)

Darrell Westmoreland has a passion for fixing nightmare, unstable stream banks that wash tons of soil away annually. He has built a career out of restoring streams through natural channel design that uses on-site, locally available materials. Over more than 24 years his company has planted hundreds of thousands of trees and restored over 1 million linear feet of stream channels and 700 acres of wetlands! Darrell will discuss the importance of stream restoration as well as some of his favorite projects around North Carolina and highlight river work throughout Forsyth County. Come see how our streams can be rehabilitated to benefit the ecosystem along with the beautiful transformations a stream undergoes with the right shaping, incorporating various structures and by utilizing native plants.

Please stay afterwards for a reception and exhibition by Forsyth Creek Week participating organizations and allied groups. 

Sponsored by the Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability 
Presented by Yadkin Riverkeeper

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About Darrell Westmoreland

Darrell Westmoreland is the CEO and driving force behind the success and outstanding reputation of North State Environmental, Inc. Darrell is responsible for all field operations, stream restoration and wetlands mitigations projects, Darrell has received recognition for his competency and timely completion of multiple stream restoration projects. These projects include land owners such as: Federal, state and local governments, private organizations, non-profit, mitigation banks, universities and private owners.
Darrell takes extreme pride in that ability of North State Environmental to rise the challenges of complicated projects that require critical approach, timeliness, and creative resolutions.This drive has helped grow the experience of North State Environmental which has a diversified portfolio of completed projects all over the United States.