Water Quality Training On Tap Feb. 12 At Lewisville, Texas

Texas Watershed Steward Workshop will focus attention on water quality issues and improving water quality in Lewisville Lake.

Published on: Jan 31, 2013

A Texas Watershed Steward workshop addressing water quality issues related to the Lewisville Lake watershed will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, 900 N. Kealy Avenue in Lewisville, Texas.

There is no cost for the workshop, but seating is limited, so those wanting to attend are encouraged to preregister online.

The Texas Watershed Steward program is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in coordination with the Upper Trinity Regional Water District and the city of Denton.

"The training is open to anyone interested in improving water quality in Lewisville Lake," says Janet Laminack, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent for Denton County. "The training is designed to help watershed residents improve and protect their water resources by becoming involved in local watershed protection and management activities."

FOCUS ON WATER. A Texas Watershed Steward program focusing on water quality in the Lewisville Lake area will be held at Feb. 12 in Lewisville.  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo
FOCUS ON WATER. A Texas Watershed Steward program focusing on water quality in the Lewisville Lake area will be held at Feb. 12 in Lewisville. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo

Laminack says the workshop will include an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas, but will primarily focus on water quality issues relating to Lewisville Lake, including current efforts related to improving the watershed.

The training will include discussion of watershed systems, types and sources of water pollution, and ways to improve and protect water quality. There also will be discussion on community-driven watershed protection and management.

Efforts are aimed at reducing pollutant levels in the watershed through working with local residents and property owners to implement best management practices.

For more information and to pre-register for the workshop, you can go online or contact Galen Roberts, program coordinator, at 979-862-8070 or reach Roberts by Email at groberts@ag.tamu.edu, or call Laminack at 940-349-2887 or by Email to jelaminack@ag.tamu.edu.

For more on watershed protection efforts for Lake Lewisville, call David Hunter at 940-349-7123, or Email to David.Hunter@cityofdenton.com.