Brazos County – “Blue is the New Gold” – A Water Conservation Program

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/25/2017
9:30 am-2:30 pm

Location
Brazos Center

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Learn methods to efficiently manage your outdoor use of this limited natural resource! Experts will give information and guidance related to rainwater harvesting, efficient home irrigation systems, how soils capture water and plant selection to conserve water. 

Presenters:

John Ferguson – the owner of Nature’s Way Resources (NWR), Conroe, TX will present “Soil, Your Ultimate Water Reservoir” in which he will discuss how soils capture and use water for low maintenance and environmentally friendly landscapes. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Dr. Dotty Woodson – is a water resource program specialist at the Dallas Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center. She will make two presentations, “Rainwater Harvesting” and “Irrigation Efficiency”covering rainwater collection for irrigation, provide mathematical formula for rainwater collection, design ideas, filtration options, irrigation pressure issues, efficient irrigation methods and prevention of cross contamination.  10:45-11:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Amy Uyen Truong – is an extension assistant with the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. She will present “The Drought Survivability of 97 Ornamental Landscape Species” in which she discusses how drought-prone areas can benefit from ambitious landscaping strategies to allow consumers to properly manage their outdoor water use. 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

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