Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Anthony Munoz, 325-853-2132, email@example.com
Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, firstname.lastname@example.org
ELDORADO/BROWNWOOD – Persons interested in learning the latest on rainwater harvesting can do so at two Texas AgriLife Extension Service programs this month in Eldorado and Brownwood.
The first program is set for March 19 in the Schleicher County Civic Center in Eldorado, and the second program is scheduled March 27 at the Brown County Youth Fair Home Economics Building, U.S. Highway 377 South in Brownwood. Both programs start at 6 p.m.
“Though we’re not out of the drought, we have had some rain showers sweep through our area that could have been utilized further if the rain had been harvested for future use,” said Anthony Munoz, AgriLife Extension agent in Schleicher County. “To help folks learn more, we’ve asked Gary Bryant, AgriLife Extension water specialist at Fort Stockton, to discuss the importance of water harvesting, the different types of rain water harvesting systems and the uses of rainwater harvesting.”
Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County, said their program is a collaborative effort with the Brownwood Chamber of Commerce.
“Ours will be a more in-depth curriculum than simply making a rain barrel to water flowerbeds,” Anderson said. “John Smith, AgriLife Extension water specialist from College Station, will be here as our main instructor.”
“Lake Brownwood is still only about half full, and we do still have outside watering restrictions, so we’re not out of this drought yet,” Anderson said. “So when you take all this into consideration, getting your property set up to harvest any rainfall we may receive does make a lot of sense.”
Those interested in the Schleicher County program should RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office in Schleicher County by March 14 by calling 325-853-2132. Individual preregistration is $15.
There will be a $12 registration payable at the door for the Brown County program. For more information call the AgriLife Extension office in Brown County at 325-646-0386.