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Farmers and Ranchers

Cresencio (Cris) Perez is a newly hired District Technician for the Comal-Guadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The SWCD was awarded a grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to hire a technician who can assist farmers and ranchers in developing Water Quality Management Plans (WQMP) for their individual operations. The grant also provides financial incentives to help producers implement approved practices.

Nutrient and bacteria loading from agricultural operations are identified in the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks WPP as potential sources of pollution in area creeks. A site specific WQMP is developed by working with a land owner to identify, design, and implement practices that will protect water resources. The plan includes appropriate land treatment practices, production practices, management measures and technologies. Examples of key practices include prescribed grazing, fencing, watering facilities, pipelines, wells, grassed waterways, pasture/hayland/rangeland planting, riparian buffers, filter strips, and others.

There is no cost to the landowner for development of the WQMP. However, there may be costs for implementing certain practices, but financial assistance is available in most cases.

If you need assistance or are interested in learning more, you can contact Mr. Perez at (830) 379-0930 x107, stop by the office at 3251 N. Hwy 123 Bypass in Seguin, or email at .

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