New Waves May 2011

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Watershed Planning Short Course returns to Bandera in November

Watershed Planning Short Course returns to Bandera in November The Texas Watershed Planning Short Course will be held Nov. 14–18 at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera. The short course provides training to watershed coordinators and water professionals and promotes sustainable, proactive approaches to managing water quality throughout the state.

Sponsored by the Texas Water Resources Institute, this weeklong course provides participants with guidance on stakeholder coordination, education, and outreach; meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nine key elements of a watershed protection plan; data collection and analysis; and the tools available for plan development. This information is presented through lectures and case studies.

Individuals interested in or responsible for watershed protection and restoration including employees and volunteers with federal, state, county, and local agencies; soil and water conservation districts; universities; consulting firms; non-governmental organizations; and watershed groups will benefit from this course. This course will be especially beneficial to those pursuing or receiving Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant funds.

Registration is $350 through Oct. 10 and $375 until Nov. 10. Registration fee does not include lodging and meals.  All registration fees must be paid from non-federal funds. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations.

The course is funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

More registration and reservation information is available online.

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