A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Lake Granbury will be held from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on July 20.
The workshop will be held at the Lake Granbury Conference Center located at 621 E Pearl St in Granbury. A virtual attendance option will also be available for those unable to attend in-person. The event will be presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in cooperation with the Brazos River Authority (BRA) and City of Granbury.
“This workshop is designed to help watershed residents learn about their water resources and how they may become involved in local watershed protection and management activities,” said Michael Kuitu, AgriLife Extension program specialist and coordinator for the Texas Watershed Steward program, College Station. “The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region.”
To attend in-person or virtually, participants must preregister at the Texas Watershed Steward website at https://tws.tamu.edu or by calling 979-862-4457. “Once registered, additional meeting information, including our social distancing measures and sanitation practices we plan to perform will be provided,” Kuitu said.
The workshop will include a discussion on watershed systems, along with types and sources of water pollution. There also will be a group discussion on community-driven watershed protection and management.
“The workshop will provide an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas with an emphasis on area water quality,” said Hannah Hoffman, Extension agent for Hood County. “It will address local water resources but will be applicable to all waters in the region.”
“The BRA finalized a watershed protection plan for Lake Granbury in 2011 to help improve and protect surface water quality,” said Tiffany Malzahn, BRA Environmental and Compliance Manager, Waco. “Delivery of this workshop is one of the components of that plan. Therefore, we are inviting the public to not only learn about water quality management, but also how they may become involved, including implementing science-based best management practices in their homes and at their jobs.”
Light refreshments will be provided by the City of Granbury. Moreover, attendees of the workshop will receive a copy of the Texas Watershed Steward Handbook and are eligible to earn a certificate of completion.