Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan Accepted by EPA

Contact: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, lfgregory@ag.tamu.edu Phyllis Dyer, 940-552-9941, pmdyer@ag.tamu.edu VERNON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan as meeting the agency’s guidelines for watershed-based plans and effectively outlining a strategy to reduce nonpoint source pollution in the watershed, according to a Texas Water Resources Institute official. “This acceptance comes after […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 20 in Refugio

REFUGIO — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Copano Bay watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 20 in Refugio. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Refugio County Community Center, 305 Swift St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 19 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN — Anyone interested in private water well management in the Nueces River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 19 in Robstown. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., said Drew Gholson, […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 7 in Yoakum

YOAKUM— Anyone interested in private water well management in the Lavaca or Guadalupe River watersheds is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 7 in Yoakum. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1–5 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 210 Schrimscher St.in Yoakum, said Drew […]

Rainwater harvesting program Aug. 12 in Seguin should ‘capture’ interest

SEGUIN – The “Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners” program will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 12 at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin, said program coordinators. The training is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The program is a joint effort of the Geronimo […]

AgriLife Extension agent helps shrimpers haul in deadly catch

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE  –  Like hunters anxiously awaiting the start of deer season, shrimp boats from Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi recently converged near the mouth of the Rio Grande along the southern Gulf Coast. They were there to join local shrimpers for the opening of the Texas shrimp harvest season, according to Tony Reisinger, Texas […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 2 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water well management in the lower San Bernard River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network workshop Aug. 2 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Friends of River Community Center, 20450 County Road  […]

AgriLife Extension’s Master Naturalist Program to offer volunteer training

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Michelle Haggerty, 830-896-2504, mhaggerty@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas Master Naturalist program will offer volunteer training courses  conducted by 10 of their chapters across the state beginning in August, organizers said. The Texas Master Naturalist program has 44 Texas chapters whose goal is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers […]

AgriLife Extension sets institutional IPM coordinator training for Aug. 6, 7

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872 or 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an integrated pest management training for institutional personnel Aug. 6-7 in College Station at the Facility Services Building on the Texas A&M University campus. The meeting site will be Room […]

July and August trainings designed for professional irrigators

COLLEGE STATION – Currently, 785 public water systems in Texas have mandatory water-use restrictions in place with an additional 387 utilities following voluntary restrictions, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. “That is 25 percent of the state’s water systems with restrictions,” said Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, College Station. […]