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Implementing Educational Components of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan Focused on Agricultural NPS Pollution

Project Goals/Objectives: 1) Developing a focused education effort on cost-share programs and Best Management Plans that protect water quality 2) Educating agricultural producers on how to better manage their acreage to reduce the potential for NPS pollution 3) Supporting and promoting cost-share programs that foster implementation of BMPs to protect water quality 4) Increasing the number of producers that participate in cost-share programs, adopt Water Quality Management Plans and install Best Managment Plans

Project Location: Arroyo Colorado Watershed in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy Counties

Project Costs: Federal ($218,989) ; Non-federal ($135,191); Total ($354,180)

Project Participant(s): TSSWCB, Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service, TSSWCB- Harlingen Regional Office, Southmost SWCD #319, Hidalgo SWCD #350 

Project Workplan: 10-11

Project Final Report: 10-11

Project Website:

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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