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Winter’s Coming: What to Do Now for Your Irrigation System

by Take Care of Texas Now that the warm months are over, the chilly air of fall and winter is descending upon Texas. As you prepare for colder weather with chores like cleaning the fireplace or servicing your heating and cooling system, consider winterizing your irrigation system. This short video ...

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It’s Time for Texas’ Third Annual Pollinator BioBlitz

In support of Texas’ third statewide Pollinator BioBlitz, organizations and sites around the state will be hosting a variety of events to get people outdoors to observe pollinators of all types in yards, natural areas, gardens, parks and community centers. Of course, you don’t have to visit a particular site ...

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Free Landscape Publications Available

Order before they’re gone! Take Care of Texas offers FREE landscape guides to help you maintain a healthy yard, save money, and protect the environment! These publications include: Guide to Yard Care Mulching and Composting Landscape Irrigation Managing Lawn Problems in Texas Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels Managing 10 Common Texas Yard ...

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Young Storytellers Encouraged to Enter Video Contest

Up to $2,500 in scholarships Texas students care about the environment, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality wants to hear about how they take care of Texas. Budding videographers have the opportunity once again to enter the annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The competition is a fun ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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How to Avoid Costly Septic System Repairs

Author:  Take Care of Texas SepticSmart Week, Sept. 17 through 21, is an annual event focused on helping people learn about the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. Taking care of your septic system is not only good for the environment, it could also save you a lot of ...

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Criteria for Community Outdoor Outreach, Local Park Grants Awards A series of public input meetings will be held across the state to discuss and assess evaluation criteria for awarding funds through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant and for ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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It’s Time to Start Your Compost Pile

Conserve water, reduce waste, and save money by composting by TCEQ staff Summer is here. It’s a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost, so starting in the summer means you’ll have a finished ...

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Huntsville Offers Grease and Antifreeze Recycling

Like many other residential customers, do you plan on replacing the antifreeze in your vehicle this winter? Do you plan on disposing other kinds of liquids, including motor oil, peanut oil or cooking oil? Don’t run those materials down the drain – recycle them! The City of Huntsville Solid Waste ...

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