Arroyo Colorado

October 16, 2013

Hello Arroyo Partners:

The Arroyo Colorado Conservancy “Save the Arroyo Fiesta” and Boat Raffle was a huge success and everyone had a great time!  We had about 100 eager and optimistic people attend, hoping that they had the winning ticket for the 190 Dargel Skout.  The winner was Butch Palmer from Harlingen, TX.  Butch is the Director of the Port of Harlingen Authority.  He purchased his ticket just 2 days before the raffle! We would like to thank all of our sponsors:  Dargel Boats, LRGV-TPDES Stormwater Task Force, HEB, the G&L Group, Port of Harlingen, Texas A&M Texas Water Resources Institute/Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, TX A&M Kingsville, TOPS Outdoor Power Store, Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, Glick Twins, CASA Engineering and Professional Services Industries.  We could not have hosted this great event without their help! Thanks again.  We would also like to thank everyone that purchased a ticket.  We are already making plans for next year and hope to see all of you there.

I want to remind everyone that the ACWP will be holding two of their Work Group meetings tomorrow.

The Arroyo Colorado Habitat Workgroup meeting will be held on October 17, 2013 from 2-4 pm at the Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015, Weslaco, TX.

The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership will be hosting an Arroyo Colorado Steering Committee meeting on October 17, from 5-7 pm.  Food and refreshments will be served from 4:30-5:00 pm.  Both meetings will be held at The Estero Llano Grande World Birding Center located at 3301 S. FM 1015, Weslaco, TX at Pauraque Hall in the rear of the park.

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 at

I hope to see all of our Arroyo Partners at the meetings tomorrow.

Looking ahead,
Jaime Flores, P.G.