Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan


Texas A&M AgriLife Research is pleased to announce the release of the draft Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan for formal comment! Public comment on the draft plan will be from January 4 – February 1. Two meetings will be held to facilitate public comment. Each meeting will include a brief overview of what is included in the watershed protection plan and will provide stakeholders an opportunity to voice comments about the plan, which includes habitat management concerns. The first meeting will be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on January 15 at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building at 1793 U.S. Hwy 281 in Lampasas. The second meeting will be at the same time on January 17 at the City of Killeen Solid Wastes Building at 2003 Little Nolan Road in Killeen.

People are welcome to join us at either one of these meetings to ask questions and provide comment directly on the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan. Otherwise, comments may be emailed to me at lprcin@brc.tamus.edu or mailed to Lampasas River Watershed Partnership, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, 720 E. Blackland Rd, Temple, Texas 76502-9622 until February 1.

Habitat Management - Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan

The public is urged to obtain a copy and read the plan before attending the meeting. A digital copy of the draft plan is available for download from the project webpage. Printed copies are also available for review at the Burnet, Lampasas County and Hamilton County USDA – NRCS offices, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Hamilton County and the Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District in Bell County.

The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership along with residents of Lampasas County and Hamilton County and other stakeholders have worked diligently to develop this draft watershed protection plan to address water quality concerns within the watershed. The Partnership has evaluated water quality issues and made recommendations for
voluntary pollutant load reductions and management measures.

We want to allow stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the plan so that we can ensure that it accurately reflects their ideas and vision for improving and protecting water quality in the river and creeks. Once this has been accomplished, we will move forward with the implementation of the watershed protection plan. For more information on the meeting or to request a printed copy of the plan, please contact Lisa Prcin at 254-778-6008 or lprcin@brc.tamus.edu.

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