Conservation Matters June 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Alamo Area Conservation Workshop coming to San Antonio Aug. 28

Alamo Area Conservation Workshop coming to San Antonio Aug. 28

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M Forest Service will present an Aug. 28 workshop for small-acreage landowners, homeowners and natural area enthusiasts.

The Alamo Area Conservation Workshop will be held from 9:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Phil Hardberger Park-Urban Ecology Center, 8400 N.W. Military Highway in San Antonio.

“We will have educational programming, along with time for one-on-one conversations with the speakers and other exhibitors,” said Troy Luepke, AgriLife Extension water program coordinator, Bexar County.

Registration is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and lunch will be provided. Attendance will be limited to the first 200 paid registrants.

The program will be held in conjunction with the Central Texas Conservation Partnership, Bexar County Master Gardeners and Alamo Area Master Naturalists.

“We will have a variety of experts on conservation presenting at the program, including experts from AgriLife Extension, the Texas A&M Forest Service, San Antonio City Parks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Luepke said.

Program topics will include natural history of the South Texas Plains, fire in the urban/wildland interface, oak wilt and other tree diseases, feral hogs, invasive pest insects and water quality.

For more information, go to http://www.texasconservation.org. RSVP and register by Aug. 21 by mail to: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Attn: Angel Torres, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, San Antonio, TX 78230-4818, or contact Torres at 210. 467.6575.

Read the full AgriLife Today news release for more details.

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