2021 Watershed Planning Short Course

Texas Watershed Planning Short Course

September 27-30, 2021

Event Start: 1pm Monday, September 27
Event End: 12 pm Thursday, September 30

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Event Location

Mayan Dude Ranch
350 Mayan Ranch Road
Bandera, Texas 78003

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The Texas Watershed Planning Short Course provides the needed training and promotes sustainable proactive approaches to managing water quality throughout the state. This multi-day course provides participants with guidance on stakeholder coordination, education, and outreach; meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) nine key elements of a watershed protection plan; data collection and analysis; and the tools available for plan development. This information is presented through lectures, hands on activities and case studies. 

Individuals interested in or responsible for watershed protection and restoration including employees and volunteers with federal, state, county, and local agencies; soil and water conservation districts; universities; consulting firms; non-governmental organizations; and watershed groups will benefit from this course. This course will be especially beneficial to those pursuing or receiving Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grant funds.  

The cost of the course is $200. Payment is due at the time of registration. Everyone will stay at the Mayan Ranch Facility and will reserve their room directly with the Mayan Ranch. More information with room reservations can be found below.

Mayan Ranch has picturesque trails that wander over 348 acres, from the lowlands of the Medina River that meanders through the ranch, to high in the hills for a panoramic view of the valleys beyond. Mayan Ranch is located 47 miles NW of San Antonio, in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. The Hicks family owns and operates the Mayan and provides a wonderful world of fantastic western warmth and their own special brand of “Horsepitality”.

Room and Board Information

The room rates of $136/night are all-inclusive and includes your overnight lodging in private room, 3 buffet meals per day, use of the facilities, and live entertainment. The breakdown of the rate is $85/$51 per person per night. Participants will need to reserve rooms for three nights starting on Monday and checking out on Thursday. Sunday will also be available at the special conference rate for those traveling a long distance. We will have evening presentations and activities as well as time for excellent networking.

Please call the Mayan Ranch at 830-796-3312 and ask to book your room with the "TWRI Short Course" room block. If you need tax-exempt accommodations, please notify the Mayan and bring the necessary paperwork when checking-in.

Find out more about the Texas Watershed Planning program. If you have questions please contact Nathan Glavy at 979-458-5915 or Nathan.Glavy@ag.tamu.edu.  

The Texas Watershed Planning Program is funded through a federal Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant administered by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources are part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.  

This registration form serves as an invoice. Separate invoices will not be mailed so please submit copy to your bookkeeper for payment processing and ensure your registration form is sent to us. Refunds are available through September 13 minus a $30 processing fee. After September 13 no refunds for cancellations but substitutions are allowed, providing that notification is sent to Nathan Glavy (nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu) in advance

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