South Central Texas Assn. of SWCDS to Meet
The South Central Texas Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SCTASWCDS) will meet February 18, at the Driftwood Community Center located at 15090 FM 150 West, Driftwood. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Following registration, soil and water conservation district directors representing districts from a 14-county area will tour the Mandola Estate Winery located near Driftwood. The winery, founded in 2005, recreates a small corner of Italy, where native Italian grape varieties such as Pinot Grigio, Vermentino, Moscato and Sangiovese flourish together with grapes of France and California.
Following the tour, the SWCD directors are expected to receive updates on national and state soil and water conservation issues from José Dodier, Chairman of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB), Ben Bono, Area III Director of the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Tomas Dominguez, Area III Assistant State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Twelve soil and water conservation districts in the South Central region of the state are members of the SCTASWCDS. Counties which the SWCDS serve include Hays, Caldwell, Travis, Bastrop, Lee, Burleson, Washington, Austin, Fayette, Gonzales, Comal, Guadalupe, Bexar, and Wilson Counties.