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Geronimo Creek: Implementing Education Measures in a Watershed Protection Plan

A project that developed educational programs about nonpoint source pollution and gave on-site demonstrations of best management practices (BMPs), including Low Impact Development (LID) features at the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center.

Background

The lower portion of Geronimo Creek within the Guadalupe River Basin has not met state water quality standards due to elevated bacteria levels since 2006. Geronimo Creek, which flows through Comal and Guadalupe counties, has also been of concern because of elevated nitrate-nitrogen since 2010. In 2012, local stakeholders completed the Geronimo Creek and Alligator Creek Watershed Protection PlanExit the TCEQ (WPP).

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Project Description

This project was a collaborative effort of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center. Demonstration BMPs constructed at the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center served as an outdoor classroom area where residents can still learn about nonpoint source pollution, LID, and other BMPs. Digital kiosks, portable presentations, and public service announcements were all used to introduce watershed residents to the demonstration BMPs and their benefits.

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For More Information

To find out more about the NPS Program, call 512-239-6682 or e-mail us at nps@tceq.texas.gov.

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