News from the Texas TMDL Program
Charlene Bohanon of the Galveston Bay Foundation teaching kids about water quality at Earth Day/Bay Day.
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The TMDL Program sets targets for improved quality in surface waters. Communities in the watersheds work together to develop implementation plans (I-Plans) to achieve those targets.
See the Calendar for the TMDL Program for scheduled stakeholder meetings.
I-Plan Approved by the Commission
On April 6, 2016, the commission approved the stakeholders' I-Plan for the Upper San Antonio River. A coordination committee representing diverse interests developed the plan.
Communities Working Together
Save the date for the Upper Guadalupe River Authority's 13th annual river cleanup on Saturday, July 23, 2016. See more details and preregistration forms on UGRA's website. This year, in addition to the cleanup, the UGRA is holding an art contest for all Kerr county students grades K-12 to design the 2016 River Cleanup t-shirt. Visit the annual cleanup Web page to learn more about the contest and the $100 prize for the winner. Learn more about the TMDL project for the river.
Comment on the State Water Plan
The Texas Water Development Board is taking comments through April 25, 2016, on the draft 2017 State Water Plan. The plan spells out approximately 5,500 strategies Texas communities have recommended to meet their water needs over the next 50 years.
Training, Events, and Workshops
May 3-4, 2016. TCEQ's Environmental Trade Fair at the Austin Convention Center. More than 100 educational sessions on topics from waste management wastewater permitting will be offered, as well as more than 350 exhibits showcasing the latest environmental information and products.
- Outreach for Natural Resource Professionals
- Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Workshops
- Introduction to ArcGIS10
Texas AgriLife's Watershed Steward Program is offering a new online course . The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program provides science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments. Texas Watershed Stewards learn about the nature and function of watersheds, potential impairments, and strategies for watershed protection.
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