Texas Watershed Planning Short Course
This event has been postponed to November 2021 (date TBA).
Location: Mayan Dude Ranch
350 Mayan Ranch Road
(830) 796-3312 (Map and Directions)
Please Note: Several TWRI events are being canceled, postponed or changed into online delivery to comply with Texas A&M University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directives designed to protect public health during this time.
If you are interested in this event, please RSVP to receive event updates. We will continue to follow health guidelines and monitor risks for TWRI events moving forward and will send updates as we have more information.
The Texas Watershed Planning Short Course provides needed training and promotes sustainable proactive approaches to managing water quality throughout the state. This multi-day 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, hands-on activities 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.
This event is scheduled to occur at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, TX. The Mayan Dude Ranch has picturesque trails that wander over 348 acres, from the lowlands of the Medina River that meanders through the ranch, to high in the hills for a panoramic view of the valleys beyond. Mayan Ranch is located 47 miles NW of San Antonio, in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. The Hicks family owns and operates the Mayan and provides a wonderful world of fantastic western warmth and their own special brand of “Horsepitality”.
Please Note: Payment will not be collected at this time. To be notified when payment will be collected, please RSVP to receive event updates.
The cost of the course is $200. Course payment will be due to TWRI once official registration opens up. Course participants must stay at the Mayan Dude Ranch Facility and will reserve their room through the Mayan Dude Ranch. Room rates will be $136 plus 6% tax county and state on the lodging per night. The breakdown of the rate is $85/$51 per person per night.
Room rates are all-inclusive and include your overnight lodging in a private room, 3 buffet meals per day, use of the facilities, and live entertainment. Participants will need to reserve rooms for three nights starting on Monday and checking out on Thursday. Sunday will also be available at the special conference rate for those traveling a long distance.
If you have questions please contact Nathan Glavy at 979-458-5915 or Nathan.Glavy@ag.tamu.edu.
Funding is provided through a federal Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.