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Registration Open For 78th Annual Meeting Of Texas Soil & Water Conservation District Directors

TEMPLE – The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board announced (TSSWCB) the opening of registration for the 78th Annual Meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Directors. The annual meeting will be held at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth on October 29-31, 2018.

This meeting provides SWCD Directors, employees, and conservation partners the opportunity to address issues relevant to the state of Texas’ natural resources.

During the three-day event, a variety of committee meetings will be held, along with an abundance of learning opportunities. Anne Idsal, EPA Region 6 Administrator, will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday morning during the general session. Workshops will follow the session covering topics ranging from eminent domain, wild pigs, pasture management, climate, policy initiatives, conservation efforts and soil health.

On Wednesday, meeting participants are invited to take part in a conservation tour at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. This legendary tour explores Texas’ rich history from the days of Indians, through the trail-drive era and to the coming of the rail road. The tour visits the Fort Worth Stockyards most captivating landmarks including the Livestock Exchange Building once called the “Wall Street of the West” and the original cattle pens from Cattleman’s Catwalk for a panoramic view of the Historic District.

The spouse’s auxiliary will hold a business meeting and offer a tour of the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. It is a traditional stroll garden with winding path through the landscapes and around ponds. The garden consists of 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges and ponds which are home to over 1,200 Koi fish.

The registration deadline is October 2, 2018. To learn more about the 78th Annual Meeting of Texas SWCD Directors visit

Contact Molly Christensen by email at mchristensen [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov with any questions regarding the meeting.

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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