Conservation Matters May 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Bandera water conservation education series offers hands-on instruction

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service along with the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District are continuing the 2015 Bandera Water Workshops series in June and August.

Sponsors of the programs include Bandera Electric Cooperative Inc., the Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas and Hill Country Alliance.

Workshop specifics are as follows:

  • Agricultural H2O Conservation, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 3, Mansfield Park Recreation Center. Registration is $15 to cover the meal. The topic and speaker will be: Healthy Streams Program with AgriLife Extension and Riparian Health Field Visit with Sky Lewey, public education associate with the Nueces River Authority.
  • Abandoned Well Education and Plugging, 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 11, Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District office. No charge. Topics to be offered include Abandoned Well Education, and Abandoned Well Plugging Video.
  • Rainwater Potential, 8 a.m.-noon, Aug. 22, Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District office. Cost is $80 per person. Topics will include Rainwater Harvesting 101 and Rainwater Catchment System Build with the Rainwater School.

For more information or to RSVP to any of the workshops, call 830.796.3938 or email, or contact Sam Womble, AgriLife Extension agent in Bandera County at 830.796.7755 or

For more information about the continuing education credits, see the full AgriLife Today news release.

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