The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership will hold its next meeting on March 8 to continue discussions on the development of the Attoyac Bayou watershed protection plan.
The meeting will be hosted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service along with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau Conference Facility, 2302 NW Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
"Anyone interested in protecting and restoring water quality in the Attoyac Bayou and improving or protecting its watershed is invited to the meeting," says Crispin Skinner, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program agriculture and natural resources agent for Nacogdoches County.
"The meeting will focus on continuing discussions on developing the watershed protection plan," adds Lucas Gregory, Texas Water Resources Institute project manager. "Specifically, this meeting will include a presentation comparing stream flow to monitored water-quality data, an overview of potential management practices to consider included in the plan, the presentation of initial SELECT model outputs, and the distribution of several draft chapters of the watershed protection plan."
The Texas Water Resources Institute, which manages the project, is part of Texas AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. He says the model inputs the primary discussion back in a December meeting last year.
"The decisions made at that meeting were fed directly into this model, and the draft outputs that will be presented are a direct reflection of the input provided by partnership members," he notes.
Anthony Castilaw of Castilaw Environmental Services, Attoyac watershed coordinator, says the content of this March meeting will build off of previous meetings, and get the partnership one step closer to the goal of developing an effective watershed protection plan for the Attoyac Bayou. For more, you can call 979-845-7869.