june, 2015

03jun10:00 am10:00 amBandera - Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop on agricultural water conservation

Event Details

A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop on agricultural water conservation will be held June 3 at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center, 2886 State Highway 16 N. in Bandera. The workshop will focus on protecting Texas waterways from bacterial contamination from livestock and feral hogs. A highlight of the program will be a riparian health field visit with Sky Lewey, public education associate with the Nueces River Authority.

Workshop presentations will focus on basic watershed function, water quality and specific best management practices that can be implemented to help minimize bacterial contamination originating from beef cattle and feral hogs.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 3 p.m., with a catered lunch provided. Three hours of continuing education unit credits — two general and one integrated pest management — will be offered to those with a pesticide applicators license. The cost is $15.

This event is one of the “water workshops” offered through a partnership of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District. Additional participants include Bandera Electric Cooperative Inc., the Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas and the Hill Country Alliance.


To RSVP, call Sarah Schlessinger with the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District at 830-796-3938 or the AgriLife Extension office for Bandera County at 830-796-7755.

The Lone Star Healthy Streams program is funded through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.



(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 10:00 am