A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality and availability issues of the Lampasas River is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 28. The no-cost workshop will be held at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway North in Lampasas.
This Texas Watershed Steward workshop is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, along with the Texas State Soil and Water conservation Board in coordination with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership.
Workshop coordinators note that the program is open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the Lampasas River and surrounding area.
"The workshop is designed to help watershed residents improve and protect their water resources by becoming involved in local watershed protection and management activities," says Heath Lusty, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Lampasas County.
Lusty says the workshop will include an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas and will primarily focus on water quality issues relating to the Lampasas River, including current efforts to help improve and protect the health of important area water resources.
The training will include a discussion on watershed systems, types and sources of water pollution, and ways to improve and protect water quality. There also will be a group discussion a community-driven watershed protection and management.
"Surface water in the Lampasas River is a critical source of water in the area," says Lisa Prcin, research associate with Texas AgriLife Research. "Stakeholders need to be armed with the knowledge to protect and restore water quality in the watershed."
"Along with the free training, participants receive a free copy of the Texas Watershed Steward Handbook and a certificate of completion," adds Galen Roberts, with AgriLife Extension and the Watershed Steward Program.
You can preregister online at http://tws.tamu.edu. A boxed lunch will be provided by Texas Land Bank of Lampasas. For more, contact Roberts at 979-862-8070 or Lusty at 512-556-8217 or their respective Emails at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.