Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust Preservation Matters

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October 16, 2012

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

VICTORIA, TX – 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 (GBR Trust) and the Victoria Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) on Wed. Nov. 7, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Victoria. Experienced natural resource specialists will present the program featuring both a classroom session and a site visit.

Functional, streamside or riparian areas provide a wide range of benefits to both people and wildlife. 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. Following a morning classroom session, participants will be taken on a field trip to a riparian area to observe and discuss principles and concepts presented in class.

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 Ruth Huebner with Victoria SWCD at 361-576-1129 Extension 101, for details and to reserve a place in the workshop.

The mission of the Victoria SWCD is to create interest and action in the application of soil and water conservation and resource management and to provide leadership in the conservation field to citizens of the District. 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.