The specific focus of this field day is to give landowners an opportunity to see examples of best management practices local producers have implemented within the Lower San Antonio River watershed to protect water quality.
Field day speakers will cover different management practices such as range, pasture, pest, and nutrient management. Water quality, managing quail habitat, feral hog management and trapping techniques will also be discussed. Make sure to come prepared to travel to the field as we will move from the VFW to our local landowner’s property to take part in these discussions and see the benefits of what a fully implemented WQMP has to offer.
In addition to the useful information provided and the opportunity to see conservation on the ground, meeting participants will earn three continuing education units that will support their pesticide applicator’s license CEU needs.
To ensure that lunch is adequately planned, please RSVP by May 2 to Harvey Kahlden with the Karnes County SWCD at (830)583-3224 ex. 3 or J. D. Folbre with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at (830)780-3906.
Funding and support for these cooperative conservation plans is provided through a Clean Water Act Nonpoint Source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The projects are managed by Atascosa County SWCD #307, DeWitt County SWCD #339, Karnes County SWCD #343 and the TSSWCB.