Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day set for April 29 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Allison Watkins, 325-659-6528, aewatkins@ag.tamu.edu

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Concho Valley Master Gardeners will conduct a multi-faceted water conservation program from 10 a.m.-noon April 29 at The Bosque on the Concho, 330 S. Irving St. in San Angelo.

The Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day, with the theme Get More Green With Less Blue, is free and open to the public.

The program will feature talks on rainwater harvesting, landscape water conservation and using evapotranspiration, or ET, weather stations.

“We’ll also offer techniques and tools to conserve water while still having a functional, attractive landscape and garden of any style and type,” said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Tom Green County.  

She said hands-on demonstrations will teach and show irrigation tools, drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting.   

“This is truly an event for the whole family,” Watkins said. “We invite families to bring their kids and while their parents learn, their children can play mini-golf and fish, and it’s all free for youth 16 and below. We’ll even supply poles, but you better hurry as those will be first come, first served.”   

For more information, call 325-659-6522. A parking map and information on the Concho Valley Master Gardeners is available at their website: www.txmg.org/conchovalley .

Sponsors include AgriLife Extension, the City of San Angelo, All-Tex Irrigation and Supply, Adaptation International and the Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program.  

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