Water resources institute to host training on implementing watershed plans June 4 in Austin

A Texas Water Resources Institute training related to implementing watershed plans will be held June 4 in Austin. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo by Ed Rhodes)

AUSTIN -The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host its Implementing Watershed Plans Training June 4 in Austin for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals.

The training is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 35 Park Circle, Building B, Room B201A.

Nathan Glavy, TWRI’s extension program specialist, College Station, said the training costs $50 and includes all materials, a catered lunch and a certificate of completion.

Registration is required by May 30. Participants can register online at http://bit.ly/2HaETYH or by email to nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu.

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

“This training is the next step for those who have attended the institute’s Watershed Planning Short Course in the last several years,” Glavy said. “If you are working on watershed planning, this training would be great for you.”

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

Glavy said the training is part of TWRI’s Texas Watershed Planning Program, designed for individuals interested in or responsible for watershed protection and restoration. This includes employees and volunteers with federal, state, county and local agencies; soil and water conservation districts; universities; consulting firms; non-governmental organizations; and watershed groups.

More information can be found at http://bit.ly/2HexPJv or by contacting Glavy at nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu.

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

 

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