Goliad to host groundwater workshop
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Landowners who have property located along streams, known as riparian areas, may benefit from a free workshop being offered by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust and the Goliad County Soil and Water Conservation District on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Goliad.

Experienced specialists from agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the private sector will be on hand to deliver the program, which features both a classroom session and a site visit to a riparian area.

Functional streamside, or riparian, areas provide a wide range of benefits to both people and wildlife, and interest in function and management of these areas has been growing steadily throughout the state.

Workshop topics will include an introduction to riparian areas, riparian vegetation and hydrology along with sessions on coastal prairie wildlife, streamside birdlife and ecotourism. Following the classroom session in the morning, participants will be taken on a field trip to a riparian area to observe and discuss some of the principles and concepts presented.

Lunch also will be provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Contact Steve Jester with the GBR Trust at 830-660-3486 or sjester@gbrtrust.org, or Connie Waters with the Goliad County SWCD at 645-2350 or goliadcountyswcd@tx.nacdnet.org. to reserve a place in the workshop.

The workshop has been approved for three CEUs for applicators by TDA and five CEUs by the Society for Range Management.

Founded in 2001, the GBR Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust organization that was developed to conserve land in the Guadalupe River Watershed for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic and productive value. Its mission is to preserve the unique natural heritage of the Guadalupe watershed for future generations, by protecting open landscapes, working farms and ranches, and wildlife habitat through conservation easements, education, and outreach that connects people to the water and the land.

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