SEVEN POINTS – Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will join with the Tarrant Regional Water District to present a half-day Large Area Landscape Management Workshop in Seven Points.
The free workshop will be from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 23 at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake, 410 E. Cedar Creek Parkway. Continuing education credits will be available for participants.
“Maintaining the water quality of Cedar Creek Lake is vital to preserving the economic engine of the area,” said David Waidler, research assistant and workshop coordinator from the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. “People live, work, and play here because of the beauty of the lake.”
Waidler said the workshop will be beneficial to landscape managers, city parks and recreation personnel, school district facility and athletic field managers, golf course superintendents and landscape service providers.
Workshop presenters are experts from AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the water district, he said. Program topics will include turf grass management and irrigation techniques, water conservation and quality improvement measures, landscape plant selection and tips for managing landscapes during drought, nutrient management to save money and prevent water pollution, and controlling storm water to prevent erosion.
“We are looking to develop partnerships with lakeside cities, school districts, and other large-area land managers to foster stewardship of this important resource,” Waidler said.
Seating for the workshop is limited, and attendees are asked to register as soon as possible by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Kaufman County at 972-932-9069.