Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 12 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Residents interested in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan are invited to attend the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 12.

The meeting is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and will be at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas.

Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6 p.m.

“This meeting will address a number of issues related to the Lampasas River, including the findings of a recently concluded water quality monitoring project as well as the beginning of a new monitoring project,” said Lisa Prcin, AgriLife Research associate and Lampasas River Watershed coordinator.

There will also be a quick update about the ongoing technical and financial assistance available to agriculture producers in the watershed, she said.

“We will highlight the accomplishments of the partnership over the past year, along with a focus on events scheduled in the coming months, particularly the upcoming soil fertility test program,” said Prcin. “The soil fertility test program will offer homeowners, landowners and agriculture producers within the watershed a free soil test. This is particularly exciting because it is important, for both economic and environmental reasons, to apply fertilizer at rates needed by the soil and not in excess.”

There will also be a discussion about Phase 1 of a new septic system program and what future opportunities it may bring to the residents within the watershed.

“The Partnership is a voluntary group of local stakeholders working to improve and protect the water quality in the Lampasas River watershed,” Prcin said.

“We are able to facilitate the partnership thanks to program funding provided through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

A meeting agenda can be found at http://lampasasriver.org/.

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