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From the high plains of the Panhandle, across blackland prairies and cropland, through forests and oilfields, to sandy gulf shores, Texas is perhaps the most diverse State in the nation.

But this wonderful diversity also presents unique challenges to all Texans who seek to conserve, protect and restore our water, soil and other natural resources.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts in each county provide conservation leadership for their own specific resource needs at the grassroots level.

Members of the TCAWS Board met with Texas Comptroller Glen Heglar following the September 19, 2016 Board meeting held in Austin.  Left to right:  Bob Brockman, Area 2; Comptroller Heglar; Bob Stewart, Area 2 Alternate; Glen Lyon, Area 1; Jerry Henderson, Area 5 Alternate.

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TCAWS Consultants Todd Kercheval, center left, and J. Pete Laney spoke to a large gathering of Soil and Water Conservation District Directors from across the state at the recent Leadership Development Workshop in Temple. Kercheval and Laney apprised the group about issues expected to be addressed in the 2017 legislative session.  Glen Lyon, far left, president of the TCAWS Board of Directors and Volney Hough, far right, president of the Board of the Association of Texas SWCDs, gave a presentation about the duties and  responsibilities of those organizations as they endeavor to represent all Texas SWCDs.    

Committee of 100/Legislative Day

Austin, TX

The Committee of 100/Legislative Day is held each Spring when the Texas legislature is in session.  

Soil and Water Conservation District Directors from across the state convene in Austin to meet with elected officials and key staff members.  An effort is made to educate legislators on a broad range of soil and water conservation issues, natural resource concerns and the funding needed to implement programs.  Grassroots SWCDs are conservation leaders in their counties, providing technical advice through partnerships with federal, state and local entities in order to help landowners implement best management practices on their land, ensuring a lasting legacy for all Texans.    

Legislative Day is hosted jointly by

The Texas Conservation Association for Water and Soil (TCAWS)

The Association of Texas SWCDs (ATSWCD).

Texas Conservation Association for Water and Soil   (TCAWS)

Mailing address:  4311 South 31st St., Ste 150, Box 308      Temple, TX 76502

Phone:  254-778-8741

Texas Conservation Association for Water and Soil



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