Future of Texas water focus of land, water stewardship weekFuture of Texas water focus of land, water stewardship weekhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=164582017-05-02T05:00:00Z2017-05-02T15:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – "No Land, No Water​" is the theme of this year's Soil & Water Stewardship Week, which is currently underway and ends May 7. 

"Rural working lands are crucial to protecting and preserving the water resources of Texas," wrote the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) in a press release. "Water sustainability depends in large part on the stewardship and conservation of these private lands. With the great majority of land in Texas being privately owned, voluntary land stewardship is vital to keeping these resources healthy.

"Soil and water conservation in urban areas can also help supplement land stewardship efforts in rural areas. Recently, cities across the country have brought the land stewardship concept into their own backyards, as urban agriculture, urban farming, native wildscaping, and community forests are becoming more popular. The trend is positively impacting urban communities socially and economically, in addition to educating and reconnecting people to the land."

To support the campaign, which highlights the importance of voluntary land stewardship in Texas, TPWD has partnered with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Texas Agricultural Land Trust, Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

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