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Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership Meeting Feb 3

Are you interested in hearing about the water quality situation in your local creek?  Would you like to learn how you can be a part of the 3rd Annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Clean Up Event?  Did you know that Seguin High School is championing the cause of cleaner water in the creeks by doing their part to control feral hogs?

Come to the next Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting to learn the answers to these questions and more.  The next Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting will be held February 3 at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex located at 905 Nolan St. in Seguin.  

The meeting is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and GBRA in conjunction with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.  Sandwich fixings will be available at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting to begin at 6 p.m.

After a welcome and introduction by Ward Ling, Watershed Coordinator, meeting topics and

speakers will be:

--Latest Water Quality Update on Geronimo Creek, Lee Gudgell, GBRA.

--A Preview of Events for the Watershed in 2015, Ward Ling, AgriLife Extension.

--Update on the Seguin Education Foundation Grant, Hog Traps for Geronimo & Alligator Creek presented by Zach Brown Agriculture Science Teacher and FFA Advisor for Seguin High School.

“I will highlight the accomplishments of the Partnership in 2014 with a focus on events scheduled for 2015, particularly the upcoming Clean Up event scheduled for April 11,” said Ward Ling, Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Coordinator. “We will also discuss the next round of Homeowner Septic System classes and talk about the Feral Hog Workshop scheduled for May.”

Lee Gudgell will provide attendees with the latest water quality data on Geronimo Creek.  Geronimo Creek has elevated concentrations of bacteria, and for that reason, the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership was formed.  The Partnership is a group of local citizens who do all they can to improve and protect the quality of water flowing in the creeks.

Zach Brown, Seguin High School Agriculture Science Teacher, will announce details of a grant provided to the high school through the Seguin Education Foundation, and how through it, students actions can have far-reaching impact on water quality in area creeks.  The grant award partners certain high school classes with Seguin Fabricators, GBRA, and AgriLife Extension to educate students on feral hog biology and their impact on water quality.  The grant allows students the opportunity to learn about how a real-world metal fabrication plant operates, taking an idea through development and into production.  Students will combine their knowledge and skills, and produce feral hog traps that will then be used locally to reduce feral hog populations.

Come see how you can be a part of protecting and improving the water quality in these creeks.  We look forward to meeting you and working with you.

For more information on the Partnership, go to http://www.geronimocreek.org/




SEGUIN FFA TUG-A-WAR MEETING

September 17, 2014

 

The Seguin FFA chapter held their first meeting of the year on September 17th, which included the new official FFA business and their annual Tug-A-War competition. During the business section, members voted on the motion to pay for Alvin Petty’s airline ticket in order to send him to the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Following the passing of this motion Alvin Petty gave a committee report stating the changes made to our chapter’s constitution. Next, the Homecoming Committee gave a report about their first meeting, where they discussed possible themes and decorations for the float. The Powder-puff Committee made an announcement for their upcoming meeting on October 23rd. The newest of the committee’s is the Seguin FFA IMPACT Committee, which is a community service group that consists of group leaders who help to get our organization more involved in our local community. Following the committee reports, the ag teachers announced upcoming validation dates along with a small summary of upcoming Leadership Development Events and Career Development Events for this year. After the business section and the closing ceremonies, members and advisors headed back to the ag building for the traditional Tug-A-War competition.

 


 

The competition consists of the freshmen vs. sophomores and the juniors vs. seniors. While the FFA meeting was in session, the parents were in the Booster Club Meeting. Our September FFA Meeting was a huge success and we all look forward to an outstanding year for Seguin FFA. Come check out our October Meeting on the 15th for our Haunted House. Please bring one can food as your ticket in to the Haunted House. See every one at the Very Scary Haunted House!

 

By: Ashley Perrill

Seguin FFA Reporter

 

 

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