Conservation Matters December 2018

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Institute to host training on implementing watershed plans Dec. 17

Institute to host training on implementing watershed plans Dec. 17

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals.

The training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M Forest Service, 200 Technology Way.

Nathan Glavy, TWRI’s Extension program specialist, said the training costs $50 and includes all materials, a catered lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Registration is required by Dec. 13. Participants can register online or by email to nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu.

Glavy said the training includes an overview and case studies on implementation strategies, sources of funding, keeping stakeholders engaged, outreach programs, tracking implementation and evaluating progress.

“This training is the next step for those that have attended the Watershed Planning Short Course in the last several years,” Glavy said. “If you are working on watershed planning, this training would be great for you.”

Instructors for this course will include experts with watershed planning experience in different watersheds throughout Texas.

More information can be found at the watershed planning website or by contacting Glavy at nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu.

The training is part of TWRI’s Texas Watershed Planning Program funded through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The training program is designed for individuals interested in or responsible for watershed protection and restoration including employees and volunteers with federal, state, county and local agencies; soil and water conservation districts; universities; consulting firms; nongovernmental organizations; and watershed groups.

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