February 7, 2008
Dear Arroyo Partners,
Since the last update, three Arroyo Colorado Watershed meetings were held. All the meetings were very productive and provided a good exchange of information. The meeting summary notes are available on our website under the partnership pages; along with the PowerPoint presentations presented at these meetings.
Meeting highlights include:
- The Steering Committee took action to pursue the option of the Lower Rio Grande Development Council as being the umbrella organization for the Partnership
- The Habitat Work Group narrowed down the potential sites for the development of a regional wetland
- The Ag Work Group meeting identified additional means to better reach growers to inform them about the water quality issues associated with the Arroyo and best management practices for water quality improvement
Reminder, the Ocelot Festival is happening this Saturday at the Marine Military Academy, Memorial Center in Harlingen, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you have not seen the big Arroyo watershed model, this is another opportunity. See the attached flyer for more details on this exciting educational event. Also, February is Valley Arbor Month. As you may know trees improve quality of life, increase property value, reduce air pollution, save energy, reduce soil and wind erosion, and more! Go to www.valleyproud.org for more information.
On a final note, welcome to our new Partners who are receiving this Arroyo update for the first time!
Happy tree planting,