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Have you ever wanted to capture rainwater for use in your home and landscape?  It’s a valuable natural resource: every inch of rain is like liquid gold. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Brazos County Master Gardeners are hosting a water conservation seminar featuring rainwater harvesting. The program will be held on Saturday, February 16, 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan.

Billy Kniffen, water resource specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will lead this informative seminar. Learn how to capture, store and use rainwater in your home and landscape. Kniffen will address topics relating to this effective water conservation tool, including:
• Water stewardship
• Stormwater management
• Reducing water demand
• Passive collections (rain gardens, etc.)
• Simple and complex water harvesting systems

Have you ever wanted to capture rainwater for use in your home and landscape?  It’s a valuable natural resource: every inch of rain is like liquid gold. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Brazos County Master Gardeners are hosting a water conservation seminar featuring rainwater harvesting. The program will be held on Saturday, February 16, 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan.

Billy Kniffen, water resource specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will lead this informative seminar. Learn how to capture, store and use rainwater in your home and landscape. Kniffen will address topics relating to this effective water conservation tool, including:
• Water stewardship
• Stormwater management
• Reducing water demand
• Passive collections (rain gardens, etc.)
• Simple and complex water harvesting systems

After serving as a county Extension agent for 25 years, Kniffen is currently vice-president and education coordinator for the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA). He is co-author of their manual – Rainwater Harvesting: System Planning – used in the ARCSA Accredited Professional course.  He and his wife live in Menard, Texas, in a home solely dependent on rainwater.

As part of the program, Kniffen will also have a fully-operational system demonstration.  This seminar also offers informational exhibits for lawns, vegetable gardening, water delivery systems and the City of College Station Water Resource division.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.
Pre-Register to attend:  $45 per person – includes handouts, snacks & sandwich lunch buffet

Registration is preferred by February 11. Information and registration form is available at the website www.brazosmg.com.   

You may mail registration to: Brazos County Master Gardeners, 2619 Highway 21 West, Bryan, TX 77803  

For additional information, call the Brazos County office of AgriLife Extension at (979) 823-0129 or email brazosmg@brazosmg.com