Texas Water Resources Institute to host watershed plan training

Contact: Nathan Glavy, 979-458-5915, nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals.

The training is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M Forest Service, 200 Technology Way.

Nathan Glavy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Extension program specialist with the TWRI in College Station, said the training costs $50 and includes all materials, a catered lunch and a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

A training on watershed planning will be held Dec. 17 in College Station. (Photo courtesy Texas Water Resources Institute)

The training addresses watershed protection and restoration, including employees and volunteers with federal, state, county and local agencies; soil and water conservation districts; universities; consulting firms; nongovernmental organizations and watershed groups.

Registration is required by Dec. 13. Participants can register online at http://bit.ly/2rhmIrD or by email to nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu.

“The training includes an overview and case studies on implementation strategies, sources of funding, keeping stakeholders engaged, outreach programs, tracking implementation and evaluating progress,” Glavy said.

Instructors will include experts with watershed planning experience in different watersheds throughout Texas.

He said the training is the next step for those who have attended the Watershed Planning Short Course in the last several years.

“If you are working on watershed planning, this training would be great for you,” he said.

More information can be found at http://watershedplanning.tamu.edu or by contacting Glavy.

The training is part of TWRI’s Texas Watershed Planning Program funded through a Clean Water Act nonpoint source grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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