Conservation Matters August 2013

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Two riparian and stream ecosystem workshops coming in September

Two riparian and stream ecosystem workshops coming in September

The next stops for Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshops include the Leon River watershed Sept. 12 near Moody and the Geronimo and Alligator creeks watershed Sept. 17 in Seguin.

The free educational programs cover how streams function and the role of riparian vegetation in stream-system function, said Nikki Dictson, Texas Water Resources Institute Extension program specialist and program coordinator.

“Riparian education programs like this lead to informed landowners and members of the public more inclined to use practices that improve the management of riparian and stream ecosystems,” said Dictson. “Proper management, protection and restoration of these vital areas directly influence water quality and quantity, plus stabilizes stream banks and improves fish and aquatic habitats and communities.”

The program is led by TWRI and is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

To register for the workshops or learn more about the program, see texasriparian.org.

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