September 2, 2020

12:00 am

Luling Foundation Agriculture Demonstration Farm

A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on the relationship between land stewardship and water quality in the Plum Creek Watershed was held on September 2 at the Luling Foundation Agriculture Demonstration Farm. The Workshop was presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program staff in cooperation with the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership.

The Texas Watershed Steward program is a one-day educational training event designed to inform watershed residents about ways to improve and protect community water resources. A watershed is an area of land that water flows across, through or under on its way to a stream, river, lake, ocean, or other body of water. EVERYONE lives in a watershed, and everyone should be a Texas Watershed Steward.

Attendees of the workshop received a copy of the Texas Watershed Steward Handbook and a certificate of completion. The Texas Watershed Steward program also offers four hours of continuing education for the following professional disciplines: soil and water management for certified crop advisers; professional engineers; AICP certified planners (4 CM & 1.5 law); certified teachers; professional geoscientists; certified landscape architects; certified floodplain managers; and each of the following Texas Commission on Environmental Quality occupational licensees: wastewater system operators, public water system operators, on-site sewage facility installers, and landscape irrigators. In addition, three general continuing education units are offered for Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders, and two credits are offered for nutrient management specialists.

Funding for this effort is provided through a federal Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If you are interested in attending a future Texas Watershed Steward Workshop, please contact Plum Creek Watershed Coordinator, Stephen Risinger.