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  1. The Leon River Watershed

  2. Water Quality: Policy and Law Who are the TCEQ, TSSWCB, and EPA? What is the 303d list? What is a TMDL? What is a Watershed Protection Plan? What is a watershed?

  3. Grazing Management Take half leave half Which side of the fence would you like to be on? It takes grass to grow grass

  4. Feral Hogs: impact to water quality

  5. Implementation Updates

  6. TCEQ Triennial Revisions Every 3 years TCEQ adopts revisions to the State Water Quality Standards Adopted revisions pertinent to the Leon Primary contact recreation 2 Splitting the Leon Watershed into 2 watersheds Revisions to uses and criteria for: Resley Creek- SCR2 (1030 cfu/100 ml) Indian Creek- SCR2 (1030 cfu/100 ml) Walnut Creek- SCR2 (1030 cfu/100 ml) South Leon River- SCR1 (630 cfu/100 ml)

  7. Recent Efforts Revisions to the WPP Septic Incentive Programs Over 40 WQMPs in the watershed TDA funding-over 2,000 feral hogs eradicated Pecan Creek removed from impaired list Hamilton WWTF conversion Several workshops Riparian, Watershed Stewards, Well Owners, Septic, Dairy BMPs

  8. Spreading the Word Local stakeholders know best how to take care of their own backyard……….. The only way to avoid regulation is to be involved! Please sign up on our mailing list as a good first step Website- Leonriver.tamu.edu Mike MarshallLeon River Watershed Coordinatoroffice # 254-865-2061; cell # 512-461-6217email: Leon.Watershed@gmail.com

  9. Coryell County Hog Trap Give Away 6 trap set-ups Gate, 4 panels, 13 t-posts, camera, and consultation from Agrilife Extension (Dan Gaskins) To be eligible….. Coryell County citizen Contact information Game camera pictures of hogs and permission to use Trailer to pick up supplies from Tractor Supply Provide # of hogs trapped and date When you are done with the trap, please contact Mike Marshall (254-865-2061) or Dan Gaskins (254-248-0562)