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Best Management Practice Implementation Projects

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Continuation of the LCRA Creekside Soil and Water Conservation Program

Project Goals/Objectives: To protect the Texas Lower Colorado River watershed by providing education, technical assistance, and financial incentives to landowners through LCRA’s Creekside Conservation Program.

Continued Restoration of Coastal Prairie Wetland at Sheldon Lake State Park

Project Goals/Objectives: The overall objectives of this project are to:
  • Support implementation of the Galveston Bay Plan by restoring 57.2 acres of coastal prairie wetlands at Sheldon Lake State Park
  • Utilize innovative BMPs to demonstrate cost-efficient water quality abatement through wetland restoration

Coordinating Facilitation and Implementation of the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan and Monitoring Implementation Effectiveness

The watershed coordinator will also focus on facilitating and supporting effective implementation of the WPP. This will be accomplished by continuing to work with watershed stakeholders to identify specific implementation needs across the watershed. Support will also be provided to assist stakeholders acquire the needed funds to implement the plan. Maintaining contact with parties implementing aspects of the WPP and documenting implementation success will also be critical. This successful implementation of the plan will also be relayed to watershed stakeholders and agencies alike.

Coordinating Implementation of the Cedar Bayou Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: Project Goals include: 1) Facilitating ongoing stakeholder involvement and participation in the Cedar Bayou Watershed Partnership (CBWP), 2) Coordinating implementation efforts by watershed partners, 3) Continuing evaluation of water quality data, 4) Supporting and facilitating the CBWP in identifying management measures to improve water quality, developing proposals to acquire funding for implementation of management measures, managing and tracking implementation projects as well as encouraging adoption of best management practices, 5) evaluating

Implementation of the Leon River Water Protection Plan through Technical and Financial Assistance to Repair or Replace Failing On-Site Sewage Facilities in Hamilton County

Project Goals/Objectives: 1) Identify and inspect on-site sewage facilities (OSSFs); 2) Promote the availability of technical and financial assistance to homeowners; 3) Provide technical and financial assistance to homeowners for the repair, replacement, or removal of OSSFs; 4)Educate the homeowners on proper OSSF maintenance

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: As identified during development of the WPP, nonpoint agricultural sources of pollutant loading may be addressed by implementing BMPs on agricultural operations. Agricultural producers, along with SWCDs, TSSWCB and NRCS, have been collaborating to protect the natural resources in Texas for decades.

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Cedar Bayou and Double Bayou Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will provide agricultural producers in the Cedar Bayou and Double Bayou  watersheds with an opportunity to participate in water quality educational activities and receive technical and financial assistance for the development of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and implementation of best management practices (BMPs).This project provides funding to support implementation of recommended agricultural management measures identified for action in the WPPs during the first 3 years of the 10- year implementation schedu

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives:This project will provide agricultural producers in the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks watershed with an opportunity to participate in water quality educational activities and receive technical and financial assistance for the development of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and implementation of best management practices (BMPs).This project provides funding to support implementation of recommended agricultural management measures identified for action in the WPP during the first 3 years of the 10- year implementation schedule.

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: Foster coordinated technical assistance activities in the Lampasas River watershed; Provide technical assistance to landowners to aid in the development and implementation of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs);

For more information about the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan please visit http://www.lampasasriver.org/

Project Location: Lampasas River Watershed in Bell, Burnet, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Mills, and Williamson Counties

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Leon Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: Foster coordinated technical assistance activities in the Leon River watershed; Provide technical assistance to landowners to aid in the development and implementation of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs)

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Mill Creek Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will provide agricultural producers in the Mill Creek watershed with an opportunity to participate in water quality educational activities and receive technical and financial assistance for the development of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and implementation of best management practices (BMPs).This project provides funding to support implementation of recommended agricultural management measures identified for action in the WPP during the first 3 years of the 10- year implementation schedule.

Implementing Agricultural Nonpoint Source Components of the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan

Project Goals/Objectives: This project will provide agricultural producers in the Plum Creek watershed with an opportunity to participate in water quality educational activities and receive technical and financial assistance for the development of Water Quality Management Plans (WQMPs) and implementation of best management practices (BMPs). It will also provide education on feral hog management strategies and track feral hog management activities conductedby landowners.

Implementing Best Management Practices to Reduce Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution in Support of the Arroyo Colorado WPP

Project Background: The Arroyo Colorado Watershed is located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and flows through the middle of Hidalgo and Cameron counties. The lower 16 miles of the Arroyo Colorado is the boundary between Cameron and Willacy counties. The Arroyo Colorado drainage area is a subwatershed of the Nueces-Rio Grande Coastal Basin, also known as the Lower Laguna Madre Watershed.

Improving Runoff Water Quality from Small Pork Production Facilities Using Vegetative Treatment Areas

Project Goals/Objectives: The goal of this project is to continue to evaluate VTA effectiveness at small pork operations and transfer findings to natural resource agencies and pork producers. 

Project Location: Big Elm Creek in Bell County, Wickson Creek in Brazos County, Little Brazos River in Robertson County

Project Costs: State Funds ($28,697)

Provide Silvicultural Educational Programs and Technical Assistance to Promote BMP Implementation

Project Goals/Objectives:  The major goals of this project is to protect and improve water quality in Texas.  The extensive education, training, and outreach components of this project will lead to an increase in forestry BMP implementation, as well as preventing unnecessary erosion and sedimentation from occurring.  Another goal is to provide technical assistance to the forestry community on emerging issues – biomass, urban forestry, and land stewardship in Central Texas.  Lastly, effectively coordinating project efforts with Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs),