New Waves September 2010

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Rainwater harvesting course to be held in Kinney County

Rainwater Harvesting Course in Kinney County A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Kinney County Civic Center, 200 E. Spring St. in Bracketville.

The workshop, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will be led by Billy Kniffen, AgriLife Extension specialist in water resources management.

"Kniffen is an expert on rainwater harvesting and has extensive experience with many types of rainwater catchment systems," said Tyler Bobinmyer, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources for Kinney County and workshop coordinator. "He [Kniffen] has worked with private landowners, homeowners, schools, cities and counties, lending expertise and technical assistance toward building many catchment systems."

Bobinmyer said program topics will include water quality and quantity concerns, and rainwater harvesting systems for home use, landscape irrigation, wildlife and livestock. The workshop also will include hands-on construction of a 'wildlife guzzler' rainwater catchment system using a rain barrel and connections for drip irrigation.

The cost for the workshop is $5 at the door, but attendees must RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office in Kinney County at 830.563.2442 to ensure adequate seating.

Read the entire Ag News story here.

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