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Kniffen to speak at RNC


The series, Conversations with Conservationists, continues at Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville Thursday, Sept. 10, with Billy Kniffen. The water resource specialist and recognized expert on rainwater harvesting will speak about Roof Reliant Landscaping. The program will begin with a meet and greet, wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm and the program at 6 pm. Suggested donation is $20.
Kniffen is a water resource associate in the Biological and Agriculture Engineer Department with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service. He has served as a water resource specialist and county agent for TAMU for 30 years and is a TAMU Board of Regents Fellow Service Award recipient.
His efforts have been directed towards rainwater harvesting, land management and watershed stewardship. He is the past vice president and education committee chairman for the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), conducting educational workshops, trainings and installing demonstration rainwater collection systems all across Texas, the United States and provides support internationally.
Kniffen co-authored the Rainwater Harvesting: System Planning manual used in training rainwater professionals and the technical trainings provided by ARCSA. He received his degrees from Abilene Christian University and Tarleton State University. He and his wife Mary lives in Menard in a home solely dependent on rainwater.
Conversations with Conservationist Series at Riverside Nature Center is sponsored by RNC Board Member Barbara Oates.
To RSVP, email rnc.kerrville@gmail.com, or call 830-257-4837.