- Texas Well Owner Network wins 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence Award in education
The Texas Well Owner Network has received the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s 2018 Texas Environmental Excellence award in the category of education. The Texas Environmental Excellence Award is the state’s highest environmental honor and acknowledges achievements in environmental preservation and protection in diverse categories.
- Photo essay on the planting day at the Urban Riparian Demonstration site
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) water team along with Ward Ling, Geronimo and Alligator Creek Watershed Coordinator, and volunteers recently planted native species along the Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program demonstration site located on the Geronimo Creek in Seguin, Texas at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center.
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- Water well owner training set for April 24 in Stephenville
A free Texas Well Owner Network training has been scheduled for April 24 in Stephenville. The training is set for 1-5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1229 N. US Highway 281. It is being offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.
- Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 25 in Goliad
The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 in Goliad for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Mission, Aransas and Lower San Antonio watersheds.
- Dallas horticulturist: Save money, time, water with irrigation repairs
A Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist said home and business owners should repair and maintain sprinkler systems to save money and time while reducing wasted water resources. “A lot of water-saving advice focuses on the indoors, but we know more water, especially in warmer months, can be saved by maintaining irrigation systems outside,” said Patrick Dickinson of Texas A&M AgriLife’s urban water program, known as Water University, in Dallas.
- Sanchez to attend international transboundary conference
Dr. Rosario Sanchez, senior scientist for the Texas Water Resources Institute, will be a facilitator at one of three sessions at an intentional transboundary conference in May. The conference, Advancing Sustainability of US – Mexico Transboundary Drylands: A Binational Workshop, is set for May 2-4 at the Positino Science and Technology Institute in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. May 2 will consist of field observation and a local demonstration. The panel discussions and breakout sessions will be May 3-4.
- Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration program workshop set for April 11 in Austin
The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11 in Austin for professionals interested in conducting stream restoration projects around the Austin area. The urban riparian stream education program is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.