Our Texas landscape is a natural treasure. From the Hill Country to the Gulf coast and from the East Texas pine forests to the West Texas plains, the Lone Star State is replete with beauty and natural resources.
As growth and development increase, demand on these precious resources also rises. It is imperative that we work to ensure a stable, safe and sufficient water supply capable of meeting demand now and in the futures. To highlight the importance of this issue, Governor Perry has announced an awareness campaign to be conducted across the Lone Star State.
In declaring April 26-May 3, 2009 as Soil and Water Stewardship Week, Governor Perry urges all Texans to remember that it is our duty and responsibility to preserve our environment and protect our great state’s natural resources. Through protection, conservation and commitment to maintaining a healthy environment, we will ensure that Texas remains a natural treasure today and in the future.
Here in San Saba County, the Soil and Water Conservation District salutes the efforts of our citizens to report pollution and littering violations, via the crime stoppers phone number of 372-5432, and conservation practices it administers through federal, state and local programs.
Particular problems have been noted with dumping of trash on rural roads or off bridges into our creeks and rivers plus blowing trash from private property or littering. Citizens are reminded it is a crime to allow disposal of litter or other waste at an unapproved site, Texas Declares April 26-May 3rd Soil & Water Stewardship Week including a place on or within 300 feet of a public highway or other public or private property, or into inland or coastal waters of the state.
C.K. Stevenson, Director of the San Saba Soil and Water Conservation District invites any interested citizens or students to participate in its monthly meetings held at 10:00 AM on the second Tuesday of each month at the USDA Office Conference Room.