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Continuance of the Texas Watershed Steward Program

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will continue statewide implementation of the TWS program by conducting watershed-based trainings in selected watersheds and enhancing access to the program through the computer-based distance training tools. The watershed-based trainings will be delivered as single-day training events and will focus on enhancing understanding of watershed systems, watershed impairments, methods for improving watershed function, and community-driven watershed protection and management. Both 4-hour and 7-hour versions of the single-day course will be offered.

Project Location: Statewide with priorities for the following watersheds and their associated counties: Adams and Cows Bayous in Adams, Jasper and Newton Counties; Arroyo Colorado in Cameron and Willacy Counties; Attoyac Bayou in Rusk, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties; Bastrop Bayou in Brazoria County; Big Elm Creek in McLennan, Bell, Falls, and Milam Counties; Brady Creek in Concho, McCulloch, Menard, and San Saba Counties; Buck Creek in Donley, Collingsworth, and Childress Counties; Carancahua Bay in Jackson, Matagorda, Calhoun, and Wharton Counties; Cedar Bayou in Chambers, Liberty and Harris Counties; Concho River in Irion, Runnels, Sterling, Coke, Reagan, Tom Green, Schleicher, and Concho Counties; Cypress Creek in Hays County; Dickinson Bayou in Brazoria and Galveston Counties; Double Bayou in Chambers County; Dry Comal and Comal River in Comal and Guadalupe Counties; Geronimo Creek in Guadalupe and Comal Counties; Gilleland Creek in Travis County; Hickory Creek in Denton County; Highland Bayou and Marchland Bayou in Galveston County; Lake Granbury in Hood, Parker, Palo Pinto, Ranger, Erath, and Jack Counties; Lake Houston Area Watersheds in Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker, and Waller Counties; Lake Lavon in Collin County; Lampasas River in Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Mills, and Williamson Counties; Lavaca River in Lavaca, De Witt, Jackson, Gonzales, and Fayette Counties; Leon River below Proctor Lake in Comanche, Hamilton, Erath, Mills, and Bell Counties; Lower Nueces River below Lake Corpus Christi in Nueces, Jim Wells and San Patricio Counties; Lower San Antonio River in DeWitt, Goliad, Guadalupe, Karnes, Refugio, Victoria, and Wilson Counties; Mid and Lower Cibolo Creek in Comal, Guadalupe, Bexar, Wilson, and Karnes Counties; Mill Creek in Washington and Austin Counties; Mission and Aransas Rivers in Karnes, Goliad, Bee, Live Oak, San Patricio, and Refugio Counties; Navasota River Below Lake Limestone in Grimes, Leon, Robertson, Brazos, Madison and Limestone Counties; Nolan Creek/South Nolan Creek (Segment 1218) in Bell and Coryell Counties; Peach Creek in Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, and Gonzales Counties; Plum Creek in Caldwell, Hays, and Travis Counties; San Bernard River in Austin, Colorado, Wharton, Fort Bend, and Brazoria Counties; Tres Palacios in Matagorda and Wharton Counties; Upper Cibolo Creek in Kendall County; Upper Llano River in Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Menard, Real, and Sutton Counties; Upper Oyster Creek in Fort Bend County; Upper San Antonio River in Bexar County; Upper San Marcos in Hays and Comal Counties; Village Creek-Lake Arlington in Tarrant and Johnson Counties; West Fork San Jacinto River and Lake Creek in Grimes and Montgomery Counties; and any new/additional watersheds identified for TMDL or WPP development and/or implementation.

Project Partners: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Department of Soil and Crop Sciences (Extension)

Total Costs: $409,591 (Federal); $273,061 (Non-Federal); $682,652 (Total)

Project Workplan: 22-12

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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