Arroyo Colorado

March 24, 2009

Hello Arroyo Partners:

Spring is officially here.  Most of the trees have sprouted new leaves and there are flowers and citrus blossoms blooming everywhere.  Spring break is over, college students are back in school and we should be seeing migrating hummingbirds very soon.

Over the last few weeks, the Arroyo Colorado watershed model was busy making the rounds at the Fiesta De La Feria, the Rio Grande Livestock Show and the International Museum of Arts & Science.

Here are some events that you might be interested in attending:

The Valley Land Fund would like to invite everyone to the Concert for Conservation to be held March 26th at El Rancho Charco on Walker Lake. This event is this week so don't forget.  The music will be provided by Texas Heat and special guests, Boneyard, from 7:00-10:00 pm.  I saw members of Texas Heat performing at the Stockshow and they are really good.  For more information call the VLF at 686-6429.

The Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center will be having a Full Moon Party on April 9th from 8-10 pm.  You will look for owls, bats, frogs and any other type of critter that comes out at night.  They plan on having these Full Moon Parties once a month every time there is a full moon.

The City of McAllen would like to invite everyone to their 2nd Annual Green Family Festival "Vida Verde" on April 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Quinta Mazatlan McAllen wing of the World Birding Center.

The Arroyo Colorado Partnership and the LRGV-TPDES Task Force will be having several storm drain marker installation activities on April 18th, throughout the Valley to celebrate Earth Day.  The time and place for these events will be announced in the next Bimonthly update and in the local papers very soon.

There will be two webcasts coming up that some of you might be interested in:

Stormwater Permitting - Current Developments and Future Outlook WEF® Distance Learning Webcast Series (register).

On April 15, 2009, EPA's Watershed Academy will present a Webcast entitled, "Watershed Central: A New Gateway to Watershed Information." I have included an attachment on for this webcast and how to register.

Now that Spring is here, be sure to take a little time each day to enjoy nature.

Looking ahead, Jaime Flores