Arroyo Colorado

July 6, 2011

Hello Arroyo Partners:

What a difference a few weeks can make.  Over the last two weeks the Rio Grande Valley received 3-5 inches of rain from a low pressure system and tropical storm Arlene.  Brownsville received enough rain that they are finally above their rainfall total for the year, for the first time since last year.  The native trees and vegetation are in full bloom and local wildlife have gotten a slight reprieve from the heat.

I want to remind everyone that the ACWP will be holding several of their Work Group meetings in July.

The O&E WG will be held next Tuesday on July 12, 2011 from 10 am-12 pm at the Agrilife Extension Center conference room.  The extension center is located at 2401 E. Expressway 83 in Weslaco, TX.

The Arroyo Colorado Habitat Workgroup meeting will be held on July 21, 2011 from 2-4 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015.

The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership will be hosting an Arroyo Colorado Steering Committee meeting on July 21, from 5-7 pm.  Food and refreshments will be served from 4:30-5:00 pm.  The meeting will be held at The Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015.

If you have any topics or suggestions to include on the Agendas for the upcoming workgroup meetings please call or send me an e-mail.

I was able to slip away to do a little fishing over the holiday weekend.  I caught a limit of trout (5) on two consecutive days of fishing, free-lining live shrimp.  We tried but could not find any reds.  I got some reports that reds and trout could be caught in the late afternoon under the "birds" in the back-bays of the LLM.  If you have a chance, be sure to wet a line.  I hope to see you out there.     

Looking ahead,
Jaime Flores