Texas Watershed Planning Short Course
August 29 - September 1, 2022
Location: Mayan Dude Ranch
350 Mayan Ranch Road
Bandera, TX 78003
(830) 796-3312 (Map and Directions)
If you are interested in this event but have questions before registering, please email Lucas Gregory at Lucas.Gregory@ag.tamu.edu.
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, Texas. 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”.
The cost of the course is $200 and is payable to TWRI upon registration. Course participants must stay at the Mayan Dude Ranch Facility and are responsible for reserving and paying for their own room through the Mayan Dude Ranch. Room rates will be $140 plus 6% tax county and state on the lodging per night. The breakdown of the rate is $85/$55 per person per night. Let the folks at the Mayan know that you will be there for the Texas Watershed Planning Short Course.
Room rates are all-inclusive and include your overnight lodging in a private room, three 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 Lucas Gregory at 979-314-2361 or Lucas.Gregory@ag.tamu.edu.
Funding for this program 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.