New Waves April 2010

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Extension offers local rainwater harvesting courses

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting rainwater harvesting courses throughout the state in April.

Rainwater Harvesting

On April 21-22, Extension is offering a 1 ½ day course on the basics of rainwater harvesting at the Harker Heights Activity Center, 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights. Pre-registration is $150, including materials, and available at Participants may also pre-register by contacting the Extension office in Bell County at 254.933.5305. On-site registration is $175.

Also on April 22, the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center will celebrate Earth Day by holding two rain-barrel workshops aimed at water conservation. The classes will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Pavilion Building at the center, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas. The cost for each class is $40, which includes materials. To register, visit For more information, contact Tamaron Hunt at 972.952.9671 or

On April 24, Extension, in collaboration with Master Gardeners, will provide education on strategies for saving rainwater to South Plains residents. The Rainwater Harvesting Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Texas AgriLife Extension Building, 1102 E. Farm Road 1294. Registration is $30, which includes materials. For more information and registration, visit

On April 30, Extension will present a day-long course on rainwater harvesting for home use at the Antique Rose Emporium, 7561 East Evans Rd., San Antonio. Registration is $70 in advance and $95 on-site. Online registration is at For more information, contact Kathryn Nachlinger at 979.845.5385 or

See the full stories here: Harker Heights; Dallas; South Plains; San Antonio.

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