New Waves June 2011

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Alldredge appointed education, outreach coordinator for mid-Trinity River project

Alldredge appointed education, outreach coordinator for mid-Trinity River project Blake Alldredge, a Texas AgriLife Extension Service associate in the wildlife and fisheries sciences department at Texas A&M University, became the education and outreach coordinator for a new middle Trinity River project June 1.

Originally from Colleyville, he has a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries science and a master’s degree in water management, both from Texas A&M.

In his new role, Alldredge will be involved in the Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin project.

The Trinity River begins near the Texas-Oklahoma border in Archer, Clay, and Montague counties and extends 512 miles, including through Dallas and Fort Worth, before finally emptying into Trinity Bay near Houston. Approximately 8 million people live in the Trinity River Basin, making it the most populated river basin in Texas.

“The Trinity River basin is a tremendously important watershed area, and Blake’s knowledge of wildlife and water conservation, plus his enthusiasm and willingness to work with the stakeholders in the middle Trinity River area, will make him a terrific asset to the project,” said Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension wildlife ecology specialist and Alldredge’s supervisor.

Alldredge said he is looking forward to working with the landowners in the middle Trinity River Basin area to improve their quality of life by helping them improve the quality of their property and water resources.

The Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin project is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source pollution grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Read the full AgriLife Today article.

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