Conservation Matters April 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

High school students invited to State Youth Water Camp in Monahans

Water CampThe 2012 State Youth Water Camp will be July 8-12 at the Bentley 4-H Center in Monahans. The camp is open to high school students who are interested in water conservation and water issues and is co-sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and Upper Pecos Soil and Water Conservation District.

According to organizers, the five-day educational camp is planned to teach the importance of water stewardship, train them in water conservation and preservation and illustrate how Texas' water resources are being used by industry, agriculture and municipalities. Activities include hands-on experiences, guest speakers and field trips.

Applications and information are available at or from any AgriLife Extension office. Applications must be received in the AgriLife Extension office in Ward County by May 18. Participants will be informed of their acceptance by May 31. Registration is $150 and is due by June 8. Soil and water conservation districts, ground water conservation districts and youth organizations are sources of scholarships. The water camp is open to all Texas youth, but space is limited so organizers encourage early registration. Adult project leaders may also apply but must pass a background check before participating. For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Ward County at 432-943-4112 or visit

The camp is partially funded through the Rio Grande Basin Initiative, which is administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute.

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