The four-day event is on Sept. 27-30, beginning at 8 a.m. on Sept. 27 and ending at 5 p.m. Sept. 30, at the Mayan Dude Ranch, 350 Mayan Ranch Road, Bandera.
Participants must register online at https://tx.ag/WatershedShortCourse2021. The cost of the course is $200, due at registration, and does not include lodging. Course participants must stay at the Mayan Dude Ranch facility and can reserve their room directly through the Mayan Dude Ranch. The ranch can be reached online at mayanranch.com or by calling 830-796-3312 or 830-460-3036.
About the Texas Watershed Planning short course
The Texas Watershed Planning Short Course provides needed training and promotes sustainable proactive approaches to managing water quality throughout the state. This multi-day course provides participants with guidance on stakeholder coordination, education and outreach; meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s nine key elements of a watershed protection plan; data collection and analysis; and the tools available for plan development. This information is presented through lectures, hands-on activities and case studies.
Individuals interested in or responsible for watershed protection and restoration, including employees and volunteers with federal, state, county and local agencies; soil and water conservation districts; universities; consulting firms; non-governmental organizations; and watershed groups will benefit from this course. This course will be especially beneficial to those pursuing or receiving Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant funds.
Funding for the Texas Watershed Planning project is provided through a federal Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.