Rep. George Lavender to Speak at Northeast Texas Assn. of SWCDS Meeting on Sep. 30
TEMPLE, TX (September 17, 2013)—“State Representative George Lavender who represents House District 1, will be the featured speaker at the Northeast Texas Association of Soil and water Conservation Districts’ (NETASWCDS) meeting September 30, in Mount Pleasant. The meeting will be held at the La Quinta Inn and Suites,” said David Basinger, President. “The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a catered barbecue dinner,” added Basinger.
“Following Rep. Lavender’s talk, the gathering of soil and water conservation district directors will hear updates on state and national soil and water conservation programs and issues from Jerry D. Nichols, member of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Area IV, and William Thomas Jr., past president of the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts”, said Basinger.
Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDS) coordinate the implementation and deliverance of corresponding natural resource conservation programs to farmers and ranchers throughout the state. Additionally, SWCDS participate in planning, implementing, and managing programs for preventing and abating agricultural and silvicultural nonpoint sources of water pollution.
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In other areas of responsibility, SWCDS participate in a state water supply enhancement program through the targeted control of water-depleting brush. An added area of responsibility permits SWCDS to engage in work to ensure local flood control dams are protecting lives and property by providing operation, maintenance, and structural repairs.
Twelve soil and water conservation districts in the northeastern piney woods region of the state are members of NETASWCDS. Counties which the SWCDS serve include, Lamar, Red River, Bowie, Delta, Hopkins, Franklin, Titus, Morris, Camp, Cass, Rains, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Harrison, Smith, and Panola Counties.