Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Some Upcoming Events of Interest

I am consolidating several things into one post, just to be sure I get them all.

May 12, 6:00 - 8:30 PM, Well Water Owner Network, Red River Authority, 3000 Hammon Rd. If you have a water well or are thinking about drilling a well, you should attend this meeting. People have the impression that all water is good water, and that isn't 100% true in our area. Subjects to be covered include:

  • Seymour Aquifer
  • Well construction and protection
  • Limitations of using poor quality well water
  • Defining parameters for well water use for plants/livestock
  • Evaluating well water quality
  • Determining steps to take to achieve acceptable water quality
  • Alternative water sources
Someone take good notes for me--I am going to be in Florida when this program is presented.

May 17, Heritage Days at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Although many children will be attending this even on the Friday with their schools, the Park is out of space, so many will not be able to go. However, the event will be repeated on Saturday, May 17 for the public. A $3 per person admission to the park (free if you have a Texas Parks Pass) will give you 12 stations about a number of topics relating to Texas history. I find the station on old time medical treatment fascinating (and I am sooooo glad to have other options). The event opens at 9:00 AM and will only stay open as long as there is a good crowd.

May 25, 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Lake Arrowhead State Park. Drought Days program. Free admission to the park for this educational opportunity. A program on the impact of the drought on the park and on local flora and fauna.

June 7, National Trail Day. 8:00 AM - Noon. Hike the trails at Lake Arrowhead State Park. The Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalist chapter will have stations set up along the 0.5 mile nature trail to talk about the various items of interest. For those more hardy, the park interpreter will be leading a hike along the 5.5 mile Onion Creek Trail, beginning at 8.

June 28, Great American Backyard Campout. A great opportunity to camp out with the family in your backyard or perhaps Lake Arrowhead State Park.  The Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalist chapter will host a special event that evening at the park beginning at 7:00 PM.  Meet at the Group Pavilion for nature activities, s'mores, and owl calling. Wild Bird Rescue will be on hand with a live owl program. You don't have to camp to attend this event, but why not make your reservation to spend the night? $3 per person entry fee to the park (camping fees apply if you camp.)

There's a lot going on, so there is no excuse not to get outside! (Other than the heat, of course. I really don't care for summer in this area.....)