Upcoming Water Events

    Feb
    22
    Thu
    Rainwater Harvesting Training February 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio @ Kyle City Hall
    Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Rainwater Harvesting Training February 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio @ Kyle City Hall | Kyle | Texas | United States

     

    Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio

     

    KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management classes in Kyle and San Antonio on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively.

     

    Contact:

    John W Smith, 979-845-2761, johnwsmith@tamu.edu

    Reagan Hejl, 979-845-5252, Reagan.hejl@tamu.edu
    Dr. Diane Boellstorff, 979-458-3562, dboellstorff@tamu.edu
    Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, b-wherley@tamu.edu
    Lee Marlowe, 210-302-3624, lmarlow@sara-tx.org
    Nick Dornak, 512-245-6697, nickdornak@plumcreekwatershed.org

     

    Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters programs will be held Feb. 22 and 23 in Kyle and San Antonio, respectively.

     

    Both events are free and open to the public. Participants at either training can also have their soil tested free of charge. Both trainings will review how to assess soil test results and provide nutrient recommendations.

     

    The Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program aims to improve and protect surface water quality by enhancing awareness and knowledge of best management practices, coordinators said. Attendees will learn about the design and installation of residential rainwater harvesting systems and appropriate turf and landscape species based on local conditions.

     

    The first training, in collaboration with the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, will be from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Kyle City Hall, 100 W. Center St. in Kyle.

     

    The second training, in collaboration with the Upper San Antonio River Authority Watershed Partnership, will be from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 23 in the conference room at the  AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County, 3355 Cherry Ridge St. Suite 208 in San Antonio.

     

    Those planning to attend the San Antonio program should register at https://hlhw.tamu.edu/workshops/2018/san-antonio/.

     

    Those interested in either program can also contact John Smith, AgriLife Extension program specialist, College Station, at 979-845-2761 or johnwsmith@tamu.edu.

     

    Dr. Ben Wherley, Texas A&M AgriLife Research turfgrass/ecology scientist, College Station, said management practices such as using irrigation delivery equipment, interpreting soil tests and understanding nutrient applications can help reduce runoff and provide additional landscape irrigation water.

     

    Residents in the Plum Creek Watershed area can pick up a soil sample bag with sampling instructions from the AgriLife Extension office in Hays County at 200 Stillwater Drive, Wimberley, or in Caldwell County at 1403 Blackjack St. Suite B, Lockhart. For more information on that program or how to collect soil samples, contact the office in Hays County at 512-393-2120 or Caldwell County at 512-398-3122.

     

    Residents in the Upper San Antonio River Watershed area can pick up a soil sample bag and instructions at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County. For more information on that program or how to collect soil samples, contact the office at 210-631-0400.

     

    At the Kyle program, Nick Dornak, Plum Creek Watershed Partnership coordinator, will discuss updates on watershed protection plan activities to improve and protect water quality in Plum Creek. For more information about the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan, go to http://plumcreek.tamu.edu/wpp/.

     

    At the San Antonio program, Lee Marlowe, the sustainable landscape ecologist at San Antonio River Authority, will discuss updates on watershed protection plan activities to improve and protect water quality in the San Antonio River.

     

    For more information about the Upper San Antonio River Watershed Protection Plan, go to http://www.bexarfloodfacts.org/watershed_protection_plan/.

     

    Funding for the Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is provided in part through a Clean Water Act grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

    Mar
    22
    Thu
    Richmond California Professional Rainwater Workshop @ The Urban Farmer Store
    Mar 22 @ 8:00 am – Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm

     

     

     

    ARCSA, The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, will be holding a professional rainwater training program on March 22nd and 23rd, 2018 in Richmond, California. This class covers the prerequisite for the ASSE Series 21000 Rainwater Catchment Systems Personnel Certification exam.

    This in-depth two-day workshop will cover:

    • Active and passive rainwater harvesting
    • Design for rainwater use outdoors and in the home
    • Rainwater sanitation for potable use Rules and regulations
    • Rainwater harvesting in business management
    • Project planning
    • Site planning
    • System installation, safety, construction and maintenance

     

    The workshop will be held at the Urban Farmer Store

     

    2121 San Joaquin St, Richmond, CA 94804 (See on Google Maps)

     

    The course tuition includes the new ARCSA Rain Harvesting Planning Manual.

     

    Register for the class: Register with ARCSA

     

    Learn more about the ARCSA Professional Certification (Here).

     

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