Texas Watershed Steward Workshop Planned for Seguin, Nov. 10 (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program, in the words of the official AgrilLife Extension website for the program

is a series of statewide one-day educational programs designed to improve the quality of Texas’ water resources by educating and informing local stakeholders about their watershed, potential impairments, and steps that can be taken to help improve and protect water quality in their watershed.

A “stakeholder,” I’ve learned, is someone who is affected by or “holds a stake” in the availability and quality of water in the watershed. I guess that could be anybody who lives there or downstream.

A flooding Guadalupe River at Comfort, Texas, during the wet summer of 2007. This is far upstream from the Seguin area, but it is the Guadalupe. Photo by Gary Cutrer.

A flooding Guadalupe River at Comfort, Texas, during the wet summer of 2007. This is far upstream from the Seguin area, but it is the Guadalupe. Photo by Gary Cutrer.

The next workshop is planned for Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) River Annex, 905 Nolan in Seguin, Texas (Geronimo Creek Watershed).

The workshop will focus on water quality issues in the Geronimo Creek Watershed as well as efforts by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Guadalupe-Blano River Authority, and Texas AgriLife Extension Service to help improve water quality in this water body.

After that the next workshop will be Thursday, Dec. 3  from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Jefferson Transportation Center, 305 N. Austin Street in Jefferson, Texas (Caddo Lake Watershed).

Several workshops have already been held, throughout 2008 and 2009, and more are in the works for 2010.

Here is a typical workshop agenda.

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