The goal of the Lone Star Healthy Streams (LSHS) program is the protection of Texas waterways from bacterial contamination originating from livestock operations and feral hogs that may pose a serious health risk to Texas citizens.
Did you know that bacteria is the number one cause of water pollution in Texas and that more than half of the water bodies evaluated in the state are impaired because of excess bacteria levels?
- Increase awareness of bacteria issues associated with livestock, wildlife, and invasive species
- Provide educational materials to Texas farmers, ranchers, and landowners
- Encourage implementation of voluntary Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce bacteria runoff
Saving the water and the soil must start where the first rain drop falls.Lyndon B. Johnson
Former President & Native Texan
Free, face-to-face programs are open to the public and scheduled throughout the year for any watershed
Access to online resources including courses, presentations, resource manuals, and BMP factsheets
“Funding for this project is provided through a Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.”