Riparian, stream ecosystem workshops set for April 16 in Kingsville, May 1 in Baytown

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop April 16 in Kingsville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in Kleberg County and a workshop May 1 in Baytown for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Double Bayou and Cedar Bayou watershed.

Both workshops will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The April 16 morning session will be at the Recreation Hall at Dick Kleberg Park, 501 E. Escondido Road. The afternoon session will include a walk and presentations along a creek.

The May 1 workshop will have the morning session at the Eddie V. Gray Wetland Center, 1724 Market St. with an afternoon session to include a walk and presentations along a nearby creek.

Clare Entwistle, TWRI research associate, said the Kingsville workshop is co-hosted locally by the Nueces River Authority, the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Kleberg County. The Baytown workshop is co-hosted by the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Houston Advanced Research Center and the AgriLife Extension office in Chambers County.

Attendees to the April 16 workshop must RSVP by April 11 online or to Entwistle at 210-277-0292 ext. 205, or For the May 1 workshop, attendees must RSVP by April 26 online or to Entwistle.

Both programs will include a lunchtime presentation. A catered lunch is available to participants for $10 or participants may bring their own lunch.

Entwistle said the institute is able to offer the workshops without cost thanks to program funding provided through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information, contact Entwistle, visit the Texas Riparian Association website or go to its Facebook page.

For the April 16 workshop in Kingsville, read the complete AgriLife Today article.

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