HPWD staff provided water conservation information to nearly 1,800 persons at 19 presentations during October 2019. These included the annual “Ag in the Bag” event for students, Ogallala Commons playa field days, Dimmitt City Council, Levelland Lions Club, and West Texas Golf Course Superintendent Conference—just to name a few.
“Fall is our busiest time for educational events – and this year is no exception,” said HPWD Education and Outreach Coordinator Katherine Drury. “Most of the presentations we gave in October were for elementary school students. The presentation topics included the Ogallala Aquifer, water quality, and water conservation. In all of our youth presentations, we empower kids to take conservation in to their own hands with various tips and ideas on how they can help preserve the Ogallala Aquifer.”
HPWD staff also participated in several community events in October.
At the Oct. 10 Hub City BBQ in Lubbock, our cooking team won fourth place in the Mystery Meat Challenge (bacon) and seventh place in desserts. During the event, HPWD staff
provided 300 reusable bags containing water conservation tips and rain gauges to attendees.
HPWD celebrated Fall with neighbors in the Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood (HOL). Staff provided coloring books, rain gauges and water conservation information to attendees at the Oct. 26 HOL Community Garden Harvest Festival. HPWD also donated a rainwater harvesting barrel for a raffle that raised funds for the community garden.
HPWD offers a wide range of educational programs and materials for all water users. This includes adults, agricultural producers, businesses, homeowners, and students of all ages.
“If you would like a presentation about local water resources, water conservation, rainwater harvesting, or any other water-related topic, call us at (806)762-0181 or fill out our online form at www.hpwd.org/schedule-a-presentation,” said Drury.