Texas Water Resources Institute to hold water quality meeting April 16 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting April 16 in Rogers for anyone interested in joining a partnership to improve and protect water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and […]

Texas Master Naturalist intern training to begin April 6 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – Anyone interested in spending time outdoors and helping manage natural resources and natural areas can sign up for the next Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Texas Master Naturalist training class set to begin April 6. The Texas Master Naturalist program is a collaborative effort between AgriLife Extension and the Texas Parks and Wildlife […]

Cibolo Creek water quality meeting will be April 4 in La Vernia

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting an April 4 meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 390 Farm-to-Market Road 1346 South in La Vernia. Clare […]

Oyster aquaculture focus of March 30 program at South Padre Shell Club

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Oyster aquaculture could offer enhanced oyster production as well as provide environmental benefits, but there has been some public concern over its implementation on the Texas Gulf Coast, according to a Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The pros and cons of oyster aquaculture will be addressed […]

Water quality training April 25 will focus on Cypress Creek

HOUSTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop related to water quality in Cypress Creek will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 25. The workshop will be at the Prairie View A&M Northwest Educational Building, 9449 Grant Road in Houston. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  Texas State Soil and Water […]

New publication examines consequences of groundwater depletion to agriculture

COLLEGE STATION — A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, paper examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S. with a focus on how this will affect agriculture — the largest sector of groundwater use. The paper, “Aquifer Depletion and Potential Impacts on Long-term Irrigated Agricultural Productivity,” was co-authored […]

Seventh annual Geronimo, Alligator creeks cleanup scheduled for April 6

SEGUIN – The annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon April 6. This will be the seventh such event coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership as part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan. “As a volunteer, you can help protect Geronimo and Alligator creeks by collecting […]

Southern Region Water Conference to focus on sustainable water management

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Southern Region Water Conference, titled “Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices,” July 23-25 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center, 177 Joe Routt Blvd. in College Station. Dr. Drew Gholson, AgriLife Extension program specialist and conference organizer, said the conference is designed […]

Tres Palacios Creek watershed protection plan meeting set April 10 in Palacios

PALACIOS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting April 10 in Palacios to discuss the implementation of the Tres Palacios Watershed Protection Plan. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Matagorda County Navigation District, 1602 Main St. The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the […]

New turfgrass specialist educates on sustainable management, safety

DALLAS — The newest state turfgrass specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service aims to inspire sustainable management of safe sports fields and other turfgrass applications. Dr. Chrissie Segars’ office is at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas. Her focus is coaching field managers on a system of approaches where […]