Farm & Ranch News
Go Back
2014-09-04

Ag users could participate in cedar control program

Contributed

The Bandera Soil & Water Conservation District #229's District Conservationist Larry Stark reminds ag users to get information about The Edwards Aquifer Water Supply Enhancement Project. The program is administered by the District.
State funds are used to control brush in Bandera County with the intent of increasing water available for groundwater recharge. The target species is Blueberry (Ashe) Juniper, commonly called Cedar, since it is known to be a voracious user of water.
Work is primarily in the West Prong Medina River and Sabinal River Mill Creek sub-watersheds.
After applying for work to be done, a site investigation will be made to determine eligibility and density for cost share.
For details on this program or to apply, contact Lynn Post or Billy Griffin at 830-796-3334 or email Lynn at lynn.post@tx.nacdnet.net.
Also, there is the WQMP program that, if approved, can offer up to $15K for cedar clearing and other practices, said Stark.
The SWCD offices are located at Mansfield Park. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 9 am, and are open to the public.