Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I couldn't find the press release on the city website so watch for more information in the Times Record News and local TV. This meeting is to get public input on funding priorities associated with parks, public works, streets, child care, neighborhood resources, housing, code enforcement, first time homebuyers and senior citizens. Be there if you want a voice.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
The Master Naturalists designed and constructed two rainwater harvesting systems at River Bend Nature Center in Wichita Falls.
Entries were scored by members of the TWDB staff and outside experts based upon conservation efforts, cost efficiency, originality of design and how well the rainwater harvesting system benefitted the environment. The chapter will be recognized at the upcoming meeting of the Texas Water Development Board in Austin.
The Times Record News did run a small article about the award on February 5.
Way to go!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The forum will be Tuesday, March 2 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third Street, Wichita Falls, TX. Light refreshments (cookies and punch) will be served.
The following community leaders will be attending:
- Mark Howell, Inland Fisheries Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
- Jon Ferguson, Superintendent, Lake Arrowhead State Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
- Fred Hall, Wichita County AgriLife Agent
- Jack Murphy, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Wichita Falls
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
- 30 - 50% of urban water use in Texas is used for irrigation of lawns and gardens
- People spread 67M lbs of pesticides on Texas lawns and currently 5 - 10% of water wells have detectable levels of pesticides in them
- 1 hour lawn mowing releases as many volatile organic compounds as driving 100 miles in your car
- Trees lower home energy bills by 25%
He also mentioned that corn meal gluten will help rid your lawn of crab grass and grass burs, although he recommends crab grass for grazing cattle--they apparently love it.
Anyway, a fascinating presentation. Be sure to attend the next program in the series. Daniel Nix from the City of Wichita Falls will be talking about city water planning on Feb 15, 7 - 9 PM at RBNC.
Monday, February 1, 2010
- Feb 1, Fred Hall, County Extension Agent, "Personal Water Conservation"
- Feb 15, Daniel Nix, Wichita Public Works, "City Water Planning"
- Mar 1, Paul Dowlearn, Wichita Valley Landscaping, "Xeriscaping"
Hope to see some of you there.