Project Goals/Objectives: This project will continue statewide implementation of the Riparian and Ecosystem Education program. Watersheds and aquifers will be selected in collaboration with the TSSWCB and with input from other interested groups including groundwater conservation districts (GCDs), County Extension Agents (CEAs), river authorities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs). The program goals of the Riparian and Ecosystem Education Program are to 1) facilitate the promotion of healthy watersheds and improve water quality through the delivery of riparian and stream ecosystem education programs with a focus on priority watersheds; 2) increase citizen awareness, understanding, and knowledge about the nature and function of riparian zones, their benefits, and BMPs to protect them and minimize NPS pollution; and 3) connect landowners with local technical and financial resources to improve management and promote healthy watershed and riparian areas on their land.
Project Location: Statewide
Project Costs: Federal ($315,757); Non Federal Match ($210,504); Total Project: ($526,261)
Project Partners: TSSWCB, TWRI, IRNR, TFS, Texas A&M AgriLife Research – ESSM, TPWD, NRA, USDA-NRCS, TRA, Auburn University
Project Website: http://texasriparian.org/
Project Workplan: 18-06