Arroyo Colorado

August 20, 2014

Hello Arroyo Partners:

The RGV is in the doldrums of summer.   It is often referred to as the "canicula" to some of the older locals that have lived through several of them.  El Nino is in effect and that means there has been almost zero tropical activity out in the Gulf of Mexico.  We are hoping to have a wet winter but only time will tell.    

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

The Arroyo Colorado Habitat Workgroup meeting will be held on October 23, 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 October 23, 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. 

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

- The Arroyo Colorado Conservancy will be hosting the Second Annual “SAVE THE ARROYO” Fiesta on October 9, at the Dargel Boats Showroom in Donna, TX.  The Fiesta is a membership drive/fundraising event to promote public awareness of the issues facing the Arroyo Colorado.  The ACC has partnered with Dargel Boats to hold a boat raffle as part of the Fiesta.  The ACC will raffle off a Dargel 186 Skout w/115HP Evinrude Motor & McClain Trailer.  The total package is valued at more than $35,000.  Tickets are $100 each, and only 400 will be printed. Odds are 1 in 400!   There will be door prizes, a bucket auction and a silent auction during the Fiesta leading up to the raffle.  Last year, everyone that attended had a great time and one lucky person, Butch Palmer, walked away with a brand new boat.  I want to ask all of our Arroyo partners to help make this year’s “SAVE THE ARROYO” Fiesta even more successful than the last year.  We are still looking for sponsors for the event so if you are interested in being a sponsor or know someone who is interested, please have then contact me.  I also need your help selling the raffle tickets!  For tickets please contact Jaime Flores at 956-495-5532 or jjflores@ag.tamu.edu.

I have not done any fishing lately.  It has been too hot and I have been swamped with honey-do items and the back to school frenzy.  Most ISD’s here in the RGV start school on Monday.  I will keep you posted.

Looking ahead,
Jaime Flores, P.G.