2013-03-26 / Agribusiness

Programs to focus on wetlands, underground water

The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture– Natural Resources Conservation Service, will host a riparian anagement workshop May 2.

The workshop, which is free and open to all interested parties, will last from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Landowners and those who manage local streams and waterways on their properties, are encouraged to attend.

The workshop will consist of a classroom portion, held from 8:30- noon at the Oakalla Community Center at 29111 FM 963. The field portion will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. at the nearby Duncan Ranch on Clear Creek.

Workshop topics include the function of riparian areas, the role of riparian vegetation, assessment of riparian health, and assistance for improving or restoring impaired sites.

Continuing education units will be offered to those who need them, and the city of Killeen will provide lunch for all who attend.

Please pre-register by April 30 by contacting Lisa Prcin, Lampasas River watershed coordinator, at (254) 774-6008 or by e-mail at lprcin@brc. tamus.edu.

The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership also is working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District to host a Texas Well Owners Network training and screening. The program is for residents who depend on household wells for their drinking water needs.

Well owners who want to become familiar with Texas’ groundwater sources, water quality, water treatment and well maintenance issues should plan to attend. The program will be June 20 at the Texas A&M – Central Texas campus in Killeen. More information will be available soon for this workshop.

For additional information, contact Ms. Prcin.

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