Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust Preservation Matters


August 7, 2012

Soil and Water Conservation District and GBR Trust Sponsor Streamside Landowner Workshop

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

Experienced specialists from agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the private sector will lead the program, which will feature 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. Please contact Steve Jester with the GBR Trust at (830) 660-3486 or to reserve a place in the workshop.

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.