Adams Bayou Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop Set for April 16 in Orange

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The Texas Water Resources Institute, TWRI, will host a free Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program workshop from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on April 16, 2024, in Orange.

The workshop, co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, serves residents interested in learning more about land and water stewardship in the Adams Bayou watershed.

The morning session will take place at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center at 11475 Farm-to-Market Road 1442. The afternoon session will include a walk and presentations along Cow Bayou.

Attendees must RSVP by April 9, 2024, online here or by email to Alexander Neal, TWRI program specialist, Bryan-College Station, at .

“Riparian education workshops help motivate informed landowners and local residents to adopt and support practices to better manage riparian and stream ecosystems,” Neal said. “Water quality and quantity is directly affected by the proper management, protection and restoration of riparian areas. Proper management also enhances soundness of stream banks, fish communities and aquatic habitats.”

Neal said the workshop will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones as well as the benefits and economic impacts from properly functioning riparian systems.

“The goal of the workshop is for participants to better understand riparian and watershed processes, the benefits of healthy riparian areas and what resources are available to prevent degradation while improving water quality,” he said.

Neal said they are able to offer the workshop without cost thanks to program funding provided through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) nonpoint source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information, contact Neal, visit or visit their Facebook page.

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