Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will co-present a free Texas Watershed Steward training program from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 30.

The program will be held in room 104 of the Corporate Learning Center at Brazosport College, 500 College Drive, in Lake Jackson.

The program is for anyone interested in water quality issues and may want to become more directly involved in watershed protection and management in their area, said Jennifer Peterson, AgriLife Extension program specialist.

The Texas Water Steward program is implemented through a partnership between AgriLife Extension and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Peterson said.

“The goal of the program is to improve the quality of the state’s water resources by inspiring people to become more actively involved in preserving watersheds throughout the state,” she said.

The program will address understanding watershed systems, watershed improvement methods, enhancing watershed functions, and community-driven water quality protection and management.

Program participants can receive the following continuing education units and/or credit hours for this training:

• Seven Certified Crop Advisors continuing education units in soil and water management

• Seven State Board for Educator Certification continuing professional education units in science

• Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units for pesticide license holders

• Three Texas Floodplain Management Association continuing education credits for certified floodplain managers

Although there is no charge for the workshop, space is limited and attendees are requested to register as soon as possible, Peterson said.

To register, visit the Texas Watershed Steward Web site at http://tws.tamu.edu or call Peterson at 979-862-8072.