Event Title: Lone Star Healthy Streams Workshop: Brenham
VMS-AT: AT: Texas A&M AgriLife (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)
Texas Water Specialist use AT: TX Waters Certification Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-210 Lone Star Healthy Streams Workshop, Brenham, Presenters: Annalee Epps, Kara Matheney (AT=4h)
Event Date: 7/07/2023
Event Time: 8:00a-12:00p
This workshop will feature the Mill Creek Watershed and local efforts to improve water quality.
This workshop will feature the Mill Creek Watershed and local efforts to improve water quality. Topics covered will include basic watershed function, water quality, and specific best-management practices that can be voluntarily implemented to help minimize bacterial contamination originating from grazing livestock and backyard poultry as well as horses.
“The goal of the Lone Star Healthy Streams program is to protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination originating from livestock, wildlife, and invasive species that may pose a serious health risk to Texans,” said Leanne Wiley, AgriLife Extension program specialist and Lone Star Healthy Streams coordinator, Bryan-College Station. “The aim is to increase awareness, provide education materials to Texas producers and landowners, and encourage implementation.”
In addition to the sessions on livestock and poultry management, Annalee Epps, AgriLife Extension watershed coordinator, Bryan-College Station, will present an update on the Mill Creek Watershed Protection Plan. It will include a brief background on the project, as well as current water quality monitoring data.
Funding for the effort is provided through a Clean Water Act Section 319 nonpoint source grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Lunch will be provided.
Cost: no charge
Register @: RSVP required by 7/05
Washington County Expo
1305 E Blue Bell Road