Water quality in Mill Creek Watershed to be focus of June 26 meeting in Bleiblerville

Contact: Jake Mowrer, 979-845-5366, jake.mowrer@tamu.edu

Haylee Wolfford, 979-865-2072, haylee.wolfford@ag.tamu.edu

BLEIBLERVILLE – The public is invited to attend the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership meeting June 26 in Bleiblerville to discuss restoration and protection of the Mill Creek Watershed.

The meeting will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, 3912 Farm-To-Market Road 2502.

Mill Creek. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Jennifer Cary)

The meeting, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, or TSSWCB, will focus on the water quality monitoring efforts in Mill Creek as well as upcoming events in the watershed. There will also be an update by the Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District technician on TSSWCB’s Water Quality Management Plan Program.

“The Mill Creek Watershed Partnership supports approved implementation of the Mill Creek Watershed Protection Plan,” said Dr. Jake Mowrer, AgriLife Extension specialist, College Station. “The partnership is a voluntary, proactive, organization of stakeholders working to improve surface water quality in and around Mill Creek.”

Mowrer said anyone living, working or recreating in, or otherwise affected by activities to restore and protect the Mill Creek Watershed, should consider themselves a stakeholder.

“Stakeholders are encouraged to attend this meeting to become more informed on the project and be involved in the decision-making process,” he said. “Public input is critical to improving and protecting the quality of Texas’ waters and is a key component of any effective watershed protection plan.”

For more information about the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership, go to https://millcreek.tamu.edu/  or contact Mowrer at 979-845-5366, jake.mowrer@tamu.edu or Haylee Wolfford at  979-865-2072,  haylee.wolfford@ag.tamu.edu.

Funding for this effort is provided through a Clean Water Act §319(h) nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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