Workshops Focus On Trinity River Basin

February workshops will look at the agricultural production and also the wildlife management benefits to the Trinity River basin.

Published on: Feb 4, 2013

Trinity Waters and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a new round of in-depth workshops on water and land management for agriculture producers and wildlife managers in the Trinity River basin.

The workshops will provide information on a new mapping tool, land-use trends, updates on pesticide applicator's license, and the importance of obtaining a water quality management plan, says Blake Alldredge, AgriLife Extension associate and education and outreach coordinator for Trinity Waters.

"We are presenting these workshops in conjunction with the Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin project," Alldredge notes.

A second more in-depth round of education workshops on water and land management in the Trinity River basin will be held Feb. 5 and Feb. 8 in Athens and Huntsville, Texas, respectively.
A second more in-depth round of education workshops on water and land management in the Trinity River basin will be held Feb. 5 and Feb. 8 in Athens and Huntsville, Texas, respectively.

Alldredge says this second round of informational workshops for area landowners are at no cost and open to the public. The workshops will take place at the following dates, times and locations:

--Feb. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Texas Freshwater Fisheries Conservation Center, 5301 County Road 4812, Athens, Texas.

--Feb. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Walker County Storm Shelter, 455 State Highway 75 North, Huntsville, Texas.

Each workshop will provide 2.5 hours of Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, with one CEU in laws and regulations, one in general, and 0.5 in integrated pest management for attendees.

"The goal of these workshops is to gain better understanding of how land management improves water holding capacity of the land, which will improve plant production and profitability for landowners," Alldredge says. "Dr. Don Renchie of AgriLife Extension will provide an important update on the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit as it relates to pesticide applicators complying with the Clean Water Act."

To RSVP for one of the free workshops, you can contact Alldredge at 979-845-0916 or by Email to balldredge@tamu.edu, or you can just go online and search for "Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin."