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

TCAWS

Texas Conservation Association for Water and Soil

Copyright 2016. TCAWS. All Rights Reserved.

Representing

Soil and Water

Conservation Districts

Across the State

2017 FIRST QUARTER UPDATE


ON THE 85TH


TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION


AND DATES OF INTEREST


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AGRICULTURE


GUESTWORKER ACT OF 2017 


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TCAWS consultant Todd Kercheval addresses the General Session of the 77th Annual State Meeting of District Directors.  TCAWS consultant J. Pete Laney and Jose' Dodier, Jr., Chairman of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, visit in the conference's Exhibition Hall.       

Watch for information on hot conservation  topics in the legislature, House and Senate Bills

and Calls-to-Action

Follow TCAWS' involvement with SWCDs and other activities throughout the year with pictures and info -- located under the Board of Directors/Meetings tab. . . .

. . . Go to Activities Page now 


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.

Welcome to the new TCAWS website

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)

and
The Association of Texas SWCDs (ATSWCD).

Todd Kercheval

J. Pete Laney (left) and Jose' Dodier, Jr.