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Lunchtime Discovery: Long-term Survivorship and Species Invasion on a Restored Urban Stream

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lauren Willhite making notes amidst plants in a riparian environment.

Lauren Willhite, North Carolina State University

Stream restoration is the process of improving ecosystem health through the reconstruction of the floodplain and stream itself. Planting species and ensuring riparian vegetation is healthy is an important aspect of restoration. Rocky Branch is an older, restored urban stream completed on North Carolina State’s campus that provides a unique opportunity to examine long-term plant communities post-restoration. Join Lauren Willhite in looking at her vegetation assessment data to see what native and invasive species are present and what we should do moving forward to better conserve plants on restoration sites!

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


May 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith