New Waves September 2009

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October meetings to address water quality in Geronimo and Alligator Creeks

Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are inviting area residents to partner with them in addressing water quality issues in Geronimo and Alligator Creek watersheds. The groups will hold two meetings to facilitate the public involvement in developing and implementing a water quality protection plan for these watersheds, said Nikki Dictson, AgriLife Extension water quality program specialist.

The first meeting will be Oct. 6 at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority River Annex at 905 Nolan, Seguin. The second will be Oct. 8 at Landa Haus in Landa Park, 360 Aquatic Circle, New Braunfels. Sign-in and refreshments for both meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and presentations will start at 6:30 and continue until 8:30.

Geronimo Creek and its tributary, Alligator Creek, flow through Comal and Guadalupe counties, near New Braunfels and Seguin. They were identified for watershed protection plan development due to concerns about high levels of bacteria and unwanted nutrients.

“We are now inviting area residents and landowners to participate in solving these water quality issues by attending one of two project kick-off meetings and joining the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership,” Dictson said. “The public can join us at these meetings to hear how they can participate in the upcoming planning process.”

For more information on the meetings or to RSVP, contact Dictson at n-dictson@tamu.edu or 979.575.4424, or Debbie Magin at dmagin@gbra.org or 830.379.5822. More information on the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership can be found at http://geronimocreek.org.

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