July 21 – Healthy Lawns, Healthy Waters
In an effort to promote sustainable water management and environmental awareness, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) collaborated with Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension services for Collin, Fannin, and Grayson counties to organize a comprehensive rainwater harvesting and turf management program in the City of Bonham.
The event brought together over thirty residents who were eager to learn about effective water conservation practices. AgriLife Extension specialists and representatives from NTMWD, the attendees discussed various aspects of watershed management.
The program kicked off with an informative session on rainwater harvesting techniques. They were introduced to different rainwater collection systems, such as rain barrels, and learned how to install and maintain them effectively. The collaboration between NTMWD and Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension will continue these educational workshops to promote sustainable practices in water management and environmental stewardship throughout the region.
July 26 – Stream Trailer Training
July 28 – Smart Irrigation Virtual Lunch and Learn
Our NTMWD Public Education Specialist, Ted Pick hosted the return of the monthly Lunch and Learn series. Guest Speaker Ronny Nelson, the owner of Simply Horticulture, spoke to an audience of 33 communicators, educators, and residents about smart irrigation techniques for the North Texas region and how to discuss these techniques with private Irrigation and Landscaping companies.
Drawing from his own experiences, he shared valuable tips on how to engage in meaningful conversations with professionals in the industry. His advice included strategies for discussing the benefits of water-efficient practices, the importance of collaboration between homeowners and service providers, and the role of education within the community.
Watch the replay here.