Plum Creek partnership, other regional watershed protection meetings scheduled

LOCKHART – The quarterly meeting of the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership will be May 3 at Lockhart State Park Recreation Hall, 4179 State Park Road and Farm-to-Market Road 20 in Lockhart.

Sign-in and refreshments will be at 6 p.m. with presentations to begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the general public.

“We will have a discussion of the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan update and will introduce the group to the new watershed coordinator,” said Nikki Dictson, Texas AgriLife Extension Service program specialist in College Station.

The quarterly meeting of the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, as well as other meetings related to watershed protection efforts in the region, have been scheduled during the month of May. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Dictson said the quarterly meeting would also have a wrap-up of the city of Kyle Clean Water Act implementation grant and an update on the Kyle water reuse feasibility study, as well as information on Hillside Terrace and Caldwell County solid waste grant applications. There also will be discussion of implementation of agricultural best management practices and the Plum Creek feral hog education program.

Dictson added that she and Nick Dornak, the new watershed coordinator for the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, would be providing watershed protection-related project updates to partner cities, counties and boards in May. The following is a list of the upcoming meetings and start times. The public is invited.

May 7   - Caldwell County Commissioners Court at 9 a.m.
May 10 – Luling City Council at 6 p.m.
May 15 – Lockhart City Council at 6:30 p.m.
May 15 – Polonia Water Supply Corporation Board at 7:30 p.m.
May 16 – City of Uhland Meeting at 6 p.m.

“AgriLife Extension and the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership will have a booth from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 at the Luling Foundation Field Day,” Dictson said. “We hope people interested in regional water quality and availability will visit us and learn more about area watershed protection efforts and how to get involved in them.”

For more information on regional watershed protection projects, contact Dornak at 512-213-7389, ndornak@plumcreekwatershed.org, or Dictson at 979-458-3478, n-dictson@tamu.edu.

For more information on the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, go to http://pcwp.tamu.edu/.

Funding for the development and implementation of the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan is provided through federal Clean Water Act grants from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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