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Partnership to Address Small Acreage Land Management and Water Quality on February 9th in Lockhart

Release Date: 1-23-2017

LOCKHART - The Plum Creek Watershed Partnership welcomes the public to participate in a special stakeholder meeting set for February 9, 2017, at the Lockhart State Park Recreation Hall. Sign-in begins at 6:00 p.m. with a free dinner sponsored by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. The meeting will host an expert panel discussion on water quality best management practices for small acreage landowners.

Texas Soil Health Short Course to Offer Unique Learning Experience for Landowners

Release Date: 1-4-2017

TEMPLE - The Texas Soil Health Short Course will be held on February 22-23, 2017 at the Region 9 Education Service Center in Wichita Falls. The short course will offer the opportunity to gain a better understanding of soil properties including water infiltration, water holding capacity, and organic matter content.

Public Comment Requested on Proposed Revision of State Water Supply Enhancement Plan

Release Date: 12-2-2016

TEMPLE - The TSSWCB requests that the public and affected stakeholders review and provide comment on the proposed revision of the State Water Supply Enhancement Plan, which serves as the State’s comprehensive strategy for managing brush in all areas of the state where brush is contributing to a substantial water conservation problem. Comments must be received no later than January 9, 2017.

Monarch Butterfly Habitat Enhanced by Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program

Release Date: 11-22-2016

TEMPLE - The TSSWCB is working in cooperation with 143 SWCDs to enhance and restore Monarch butterfly habitat in Texas. It is estimated that over the past 20 years, the Monarch population has declined from 1 billion to less than 60 million. Grant funds obtained by the TSSWCB will support planting pollinator-friendly plant species on 1,600 acres of rural lands, and installing 30 Monarch butterfly gardens at schools and other locations.

Upcoming Public Meeting of Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership on November 15

Release Date: 11-7-2016

TEMPLE - Area landowners and citizens interested in the implementation of the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) are invited to attend a free "Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners" workshop on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The meeting will be held at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In addition to the workshop, participants will be provided with an update on the status of implementation of the WPP.