Lone Star Healthy Streams program set for April 19 in Lampasas

LSHS Event Flyer Lampasas

Focus on Lampasas River watershed

The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, will host a Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop on April. 19 at the Lampasas County Annex Conference Room at 409 S Pecan, Ste 102 Lampasas, Tx 76550 as a joint effort with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The workshop is free and light refreshments will be sponsored by Hill Country SWCD #534. The program will run 9a.m. - 1p.m.   Preregistration is required, please sign up at: http://www.lampasasriver.org/ or call Lampasas County Extension office at 512-556-8271

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits for pesticide applicators are available. Both are Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

The April. 19 program presentations will focus on the Lampasas River watershed and will discuss basic watershed function, water quality, and specific best management practices that can be implemented to help minimize bacterial contamination originating from livestock and feral hogs. 

Watershed partnership

Voluntary implementation of best management practices that address pollutant contributions from livestock and feral hogs was identified by the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership as a way for landowners to help improve water quality in Lampasas River watershed. This workshop is part of the outreach and education strategy of the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan,” said Lisa Prcin, AgriLife Research watershed coordinator for the Lampasas River Watershed.

The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, facilitated by Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Temple and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, consists of area residents and other stakeholders from across the watershed. “The Partnership has worked diligently to develop a watershed protection plan to address water quality concerns within the watershed by evaluating water quality issues and making recommendations for voluntary pollutant load reductions and management measures,” Prcin said. The watershed includes parts of Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Mills and Williamson counties. More information on this project will be presented at the workshop.

Lone Star Healthy Streams Program

“The goal of the Lone Star Healthy Streams program is to educate Texas livestock producers and landowners about how to best protect Texas waterways from bacterial contamination associated with beef cattle, sheep, goat, and feral hogs,” said Leanne Wiley, AgriLife Extension program specialist and Lone Star Healthy Streams instructor, Bryan-College Station.

Funding for this effort is provided through a 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.

For more information on the workshop, contact Wiley at 979-318-2617 or leanne.wiley@ag.tamu.edu; Prcin at 254-774-6008 or lprcin@brc.tamus.edu or Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent for Lampasas County at rhlusty@ag.tamu.edu or 512-556-8271.

To learn more about the Partnership’s implementation efforts and download a digital copy of the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan, please visit Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan