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LSHS – Double Bayou Watershed Workshop

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set August 13th in Wallisville.

Focus on watershed health, soil health, and best management practices for pastures, livestock and feral hogs.
A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held on August 13th at White’s Park Community Center/Chambers County Community Center, 222 White Mem Pk Rd #220, Wallisville, TX 77597. This event is open to the public with a focus on the Double Bayou Watershed, including Chambers and Liberty Counties.
The program is offered as a joint effort by the Double Bayou Watershed Partnership, Houston Advanced Research Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB).
The free workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with Lunch provided by Trinity Bay Soil and Water Conservation District. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits for pesticide applicators are available in the Integrated Pest Management.
RSVP to the Chambers County AgriLife events page at tx.ag/LSHSChambersCounty 
Program focus
This workshop will focus on the Double Bayou Watershed.  Topics covered will include basic watershed health, soil health, and voluntary best-management practices for grazing livestock, and feral hogs proven to minimize bacterial contamination. In addition, the latest on weed management for pastures will be reviewed.
“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 of non-point source pollution, provide education materials to Texas producers and landowners, and encourage implementation.”
Protecting the Watershed
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and TSSWCB advocate for best management practices that will have a positive impact on the Double Bayou Watershed. In addition to the sessions on livestock and poultry management, Dr. Ryan Bare will present an update on the Double Bayou Watershed Protection Plan. It will include a brief background on the project, as well as current water quality monitoring data.
Funding for this effort is provided through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information on the workshop, contact Leanne Wiley at 979-321-5950 or leanne.wiley@ag.tamu.edu;  or Kirsten Vernin, Senior Research Assistant, 281-364-6056 or kvernin@harcresearch.org or Megan Carter, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Chambers County, at 409-374-2123 or megan.carter@ag.tamu.edu


August 13
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Houston Advanced Research Center
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White’s Park Community Center
222 White Memorial Park Rd
Wallisville, TX 77597 United States
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