New Waves March 2011

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Free Texas Watershed Steward training to be held March 29 in College Station

Free Texas Watershed Steward training to be held March 29 in College Station A free Texas Watershed Steward training will be March 29 in College Station in the meeting room of the Carters Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, located on N. Forest Parkway. The training is a one-day event sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in coordination with the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

“This Texas Watershed Steward training is designed to help watershed residents improve and protect their water resources by getting involved in local watershed protection and management activities,” said Nikki Dictson, AgriLife Extension program specialist and workshop coordinator.

Dictson said the workshop will include an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas, and primarily will focus on water quality issues relating to the Carters and Burton Creeks Watershed, including current efforts to help improve the health of the watershed.

People attending the Texas Watershed Steward training will learn about watershed systems, water quality regulation and monitoring, methods to improve water quality, and community-driven watershed protection and management, Dictson said. The training is open to anyone interested in improving the water quality of the Carters and Burton Creeks Watershed. Pre-registration is open and available through the Texas Watershed Steward’s website.

“Participating in the Texas Watershed Steward program is a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference in your watershed,” Dictson said.

Participants receive a free copy of the Texas Watershed Steward Handbook, prizes and gifts and a certificate of completion. In addition, the program offers continuing education units for certified crop advisers, professional engineers and planners, certified teachers, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders, certified landscape architects and certified floodplain managers.

For more information on the Texas Watershed Steward program, contact Dictson at 979.575.4424 or n-dictson@tamu.edu. More information on efforts in the Carters and Burton Creeks Watershed, is available online or by contacting TWRI Project Manager Lucas Gregory at 979.845.7869 or LFGregory@ag.tamu.edu.

Read the full AgriLife Today article.

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