AgriLife Extension, Travis County Master Gardeners to offer summer seminars at Zilker Park

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in conjunction with the Travis County Master Gardeners association will present three Saturday Summer Seminars at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road in Austin. The seminars, which will be held from 10 a.m.–noon, are free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. The park […]

Mussel woman: Researcher looks into declining Texas mussel populations

DALLAS – Jennifer Morton hovers methodically over a row of clear, water-filled containers on a tight-spaced industrial shelving system. She plucks a mollusk from one of the containers, observing the specimen as part of a study on freshwater mussel tolerances. The activity is part of an ongoing effort at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and […]

Texas A&M institute adopts new name, continues same mission

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M institute dedicated to solving complex natural resource challenges through discovery, engagement, innovation and land stewardship has changed its name but not its mission, according to the institute’s director. What was formerly the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is now the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI. […]

Water well screening campaign set for June in Burleson, Milam counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will host a well-water screening campaign in June for Burleson and Milam counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District is sponsoring the screenings in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these […]

Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. “We know a good number of plant species out there […]

Program on land, water stewardship in Leon River watershed set for June 8 in Gatesville

GATESVILLE–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 8 in Gatesville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Leon River watershed. The morning session will be at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veterans Memorial Drive. The afternoon session will […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for June 1 in Wimberley

WIMBERLEY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1 in Wimberley for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Blanco River and Cypress Creek watershed areas. The morning session will be at the Johnson Hall at the Wimberley […]