Conservation Matters May 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop coming to Seguin June 5

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop coming to Seguin June 5

A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held June 5 at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, also known as the Big Red Barn, 390 Cordova Road, Seguin.

The Lone Star Healthy Streams program aims to educate Texas livestock producers and land managers on how to best protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination associated with livestock production and feral hogs, said Jennifer Peterson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 3 p.m., and a catered lunch will be provided. The free event is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB).

Three Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education credits will be provided for certified pesticide applicators. To RSVP for the workshop, visit lshs.tamu.edu/workshops or call Peterson at 979.862.8072.

Currently, about 300 Texas water bodies do not comply with state water quality standards established for E. coli bacteria, Peterson said. By participating in this workshop, livestock producers and landowners can learn specific conservation practices that can help improve and protect the quality of Texas water bodies.

The Lone Star Healthy Streams program is funded through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from TSSWCB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Read the full AgriLife TODAY news release for more information.

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