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Texas Rain Catcher Awards Nomination Period Now Open

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is seeking nominations for the Texas Rain Catcher Awards. The awards are a rainwater harvesting competition and recognition program to promote the technology, educate the public, and recognize excellence in the application of rainwater harvesting systems in Texas. The competition is open to all ...

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Zebra Mussels Spreading at Lakes Georgetown, Livingston

Status of Lake Livingston changed to “fully infested” Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists have classified Lake Georgetown as infested with an established, reproducing population of invasive zebra mussels and have also changed the status of Lake Livingston to fully infested. Lake Georgetown is a 1,297-acre impoundment controlled by the U.S. Army Corps ...

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Local Resident Receives Award

Heartwood Texas Master Naturalist chapter member Lisa Tuck was recognized with the President’s Award from the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT). The outgoing state board president of NPSOT, Linda Knowles, presented the award to Lisa in recognition of her efforts organizing the NPSOT Fall Symposium, a four day event held at Sam ...

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Waterfowl Hunters Reminded to Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species

With duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra ...

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Free Water Well Testing Available in Walker County

by Walker County News Today staff Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering free testing of private water wells affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.  Residents of Walker County are among those eligible for this free testing. Walker County Extension Agent Reggie Lepley says that he expects to receive test ...

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Plant Now to get Bluebonnets this Spring

by:  Take Care of Texas Each spring, beautiful displays of wildflowers can be seen across the state. The most iconic Texas wildflower is, of course, the bluebonnet. While bluebonnets are often seen along roadways, you can also create a bluebonnet patch in your very own yard! Fall is the best ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by US Forest Service staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30 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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Fall: An Ideal Time for Planting Trees & Shrubs

Fall is finally here, and you may find yourself taking advantage of the cooler temperatures by planting trees and shrubs. The cooler weather allows their root systems to develop and get established so that the tree or shrub can take full advantage of springtime growth. This more established root system ...

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EPA/TCEQ: Harvey Update

Air quality improving, number of water systems operational increasing in affected areas Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially ...

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National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Seeks Input on Wild and Scenic Rivers

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is holding meetings to get public input on Wild and Scenic River eligibility and Wildernesses as part of its ongoing Forest Plan Revision. Meetings will be Sept. 12 in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center and Sept. 14 at the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, 611 ...

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