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Coping with the lack of water discussed
San Jacinto News- Times

COLDSPRING – A program on water issues is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. in Coldspring . The program is hosted by the AgriLife Extension Offi ce in Shepherd, according to agent Aaron Sumrall. “Dr. Diane Boellstorff, AgriLife Extension Water Resources Specialist, will be the featured speaker for the event. The fee for the event will be $25 and there will be 3 CEUs available for those that have a pesticide applicators license. We will provide lunch at the program,” Sumrall said. “All of you are well aware of the current situation we are facing with water, or the lack of, in Texas. No one is exempt from this situation. Livestock producers are severely culling herds or de-populating due to no other apparently available choices. Forage producers have their own decisions to ponder; tractor notes are due if the grass is growing or not. Homeowners are battling fi re ants, fl eas and other unwanted critters that are looking for any form of moisture. Home gardens and landscaping is suffering due to no water or water at the wrong time resulting in fungal problems with the plants. This program will address topics such as water rights, water laws, rainwater harvesting, and proper watering and water conservation practices. The program will provide ample information in order for participants to identify additional choices they may have and what to do to better their situation,” Sumrall said. Call 936-628-6407 for the location and to RSVP, Sumrall said “The program will fi ll quickly due to being limited to the fi rst 50 to RSVP,” he said. Call 936-628-6407 to RSVP for the event and get the location.


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