Local Involvement Can Guide South Llano River’s Future
Diverse Groups to Hold Free Workshop for Local Residents
(AUSTIN, TX – Oct 31, 2008) Because the South Llano River is legendary among outdoor enthusiasts and is critical to cities that depend on its water supplies, residents will benefit from a free day-long workshop discussing how increasing water demands may affect future local water supplies.
“In our research we found that many locals are interested in protecting the river, they just don’t know how to get started,” said Tyson Broad, Llano resident and author of the recently released report that outlines potential threats to South Llano River, “Land of Living Waters.”
“This workshop is a chance for area residents to learn more about potential threats the river faces, gain a better understanding of the relationship between the river and the underlying aquifer, and decide how best to organize a group to relay local concerns about the river to decision makers,” said Laura Marbury, Texas Water Project Director for Environmental Defense Fund.
The workshop is sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund and co-sponsored by Kimble County Groundwater Conservation District, Western Edwards Plateau Texas Master Naturalist, Texas Wildlife Association and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 15 at Texas Tech-Llano River Field Station in Junction. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. In order to get an accurate headcount, attendees are asked to pre-register by visiting www.texaswatermatters.org/southllanoriver.htm or by calling (512) 691-3435 by Nov. 7.