May 14, 2010
Hello Arroyo Partners:
Summer is here. At least it feels that way. The forecast for the Rio Grande Valley for the next several months will be; humid, mostly sunny and windy. Repeat every day.
Dragonfly Days start today. Please come out to enjoy all of the activities planned for this weekend. I will have the Arroyo Colorado model on display at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center all day tomorrow. I hope to see some of you there.
The IBWC has released environmental documents that include levee improvements on the Arroyo Colorado and is open for public comment through May 26. View the documents.
NRS Consulting Engineers are requesting your input regarding comments, questions or concerns relating to the Texas Desal Project, namely: a) a planning aid memorandum, and b) potential research topics. The deadline for your comments is June 1, 2010. I have attached the original request letter and a chart of desalination facility components. Your comments will be included in the final report to the Texas Water Development Board.
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events:
- This year Dragonfly Days will be a 3 day event held on May 14th-16th in Weslaco. This event will be a joint effort between The Valley Nature Center and The Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center.
- The Texas Stream Team will be having a volunteer monitor training workshop on Saturday, May 22 from 8:30-4:30 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015 in Weslaco, TX. If you are interested, please contact me and reserve your slot as soon as possible. Slots are filling up as we speak. Reserve your spot today.
- The fishing is really picking up. I was able to get away yesterday afternoon and fish till sundown. I caught a limit of reds and three trout wading "under the birds". There are a lot of trout and reds out in the Laguna Madre. If you are willing to brave the constant 25+ mph winds, it is well worth the effort.
Jaime J Flores