Bastrop County residents are invited to discuss water quality issues affecting the Colorado River during a Texas watershed steward workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 12 at the American Legion Hall, 145 American Legion Road in Smithville.
“The workshop is designed to help watershed residents improve and protect their water resources by becoming involved in local watershed protection and management activities,” said Galen Roberts, Texas AgriLife Extension program specialist and coordinator for the Texas Watershed Steward Program.
The water quality workshop will be hosted by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and Environmental Stewardship, a regional non-profit organization.
“The Colorado River is an important resource for the area,” said Steve Box, executive director for Environmental Stewardship. “The river is a part of the rural character of the Lost Pines Region, is a source of water for agriculture, supports fishing and recreational activities and is a significant wildlife habitat. We are employing a watershed-based approach to river management. And protecting the Colorado River begins with water quality and resource protection activities throughout the basin.”
The event is free, but pre-registration is requested. To register, visit http://tws.tamu.edu or contact Roberts at (979) 862-8070 or email@example.com.