CRP Archive of Past Activities

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Meetings

The annual Basin Advisory Committee (BAC) meetings to discuss issues within the basin and to receive stakeholder input are planned for the upper and lower basins. These meetings are held in conjunction with the Rio Grande Citizens' Forum (RGCF) meetings (Click for more information on the Upper RGCF and Lower RGCF).   More information on BACs is on our Participation page. The BAC meetings will be held as follows:

Basin Date/Time Location Link

Upper Rio Grande 2009

Sept. 29 2009 6pm

El Paso, TX - USIBWC offices 4171 N Mesa Bldg C

Agenda and meeting questionnaire

RGCF Meeting Press Release

Lower Rio Grande 2009

July 15, 2009 4pm

Mercedes, TX - USIBWC offices 625 Golf Course Rd

Agenda and meeting questionnaire;

RGCF Meeting Press Release

Upper Rio Grande 2010

September 15, 2010 6:30 to 8:30 pm

El Paso, TX IBWC Headquarters office, 4171 N Mesa Bldg C

Upper RGCF

Lower Rio Grande 2010

June 8, 2010, 4:00 to 6pm

Mercedes, TX

Lower RGCF

Middle Rio Grande 2010

October 14, 2010, 6 to 9 pm

Martinez Fine Arts Center, Laredo, TX

RGISC,

View Meeting Presentation

Upper Rio Grande 2011

October 6, 2011
6:30-8:30 pm

USIBWC HQ, 4171 N Mesa C-100, El Paso, TX 79902

Upper RGCF

Lower Rio Grande 2011

June 22, 2011 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Hoblitzelle Auditorium, Texas A & M Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2415 E. Highway 83, Weslaco, Texas 78596

Lower RGCF

Powerpoint Presentation

Lower Rio Grande 2011 - FALCON AREA

Wednesday Nov 9, 2011 5:30-7:30 pm

Roma Community Center, 502 6th Street, Roma TX

Press Release

Middle Rio Grande 2011 - AMISTAD AREA

Tuesday Nov 8, 2011 6:30-8:30 pm

Del Rio Civic Center, Mesquite Room, 1915 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, TX

Press Release

Middle RG - Laredo

Jan 28, 2012 9am-3pm

Rio Grande International Study Center's River of Life/River in Peril Conference, UT Health Science Center, Laredo TX

 

Pecos River Coordinated Monitoring Meeting

March 20, 2013, 2 pm

TCEQ Midland, 9900 W IH-20, Suite 100, Midland TX 79706, 432/570-1359

 

Upper Rio Grande (Forgotten Stretch toAmistad Reservoir) Coordinated Monitoring Meeting

March 21, 2012, 1pm

Sul Ross University, Alpine TX, Room 202 of the University Center

 

Upper Rio Grande (El Paso to Forgotten Stretch) Coordinated Monitoring Meeting

March 19, 2012, 1 pm

USIBWC HQ, 4171 N Mesa, C100, El Paso, TX

 

Middle Rio Grande Coordinated Monitoring Meeting

Tuesday April 17, 2013 2:30-4:00 p.m.
USIBWC CRP partner training prior to meeting at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

City of Laredo Environmental Services Department, 619 Reynolds St.

Laredo, TX

 

Lower Rio Grande Coordinated Monitoring Meeting

Wednesday April 18, 2013 10:30-12:00 p.m.
USIBWC CRP partner training following meeting at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

TCEQ Region 15 Office, 1804 West Jefferson Ave.

Harlingen, TX

 

The annual Coordinated Monitoring Meetings gather parties that are currently conducting water quality monitoring activities in that portion of the basin to discuss the next fiscal year's monitoring schedule.

Basin Date/Time Location

Upper Rio Grande 2009

April 8, 2009, 9 am

El Paso, TX - USIBWC offices

Middle Rio Grande 2009

April 29, 2009 1pm

Laredo, TX - City of Laredo Env. Services

Lower Rio Grande 2009

April 28, 2009 1pm

Harlingen, TX - TCEQ Office

Upper Rio Grande (TX/NM border to Presidio) 2010

April 19, 2010 1:00-4:00 pm

El Paso, TX - USIBWC offices

Upper Rio Grande (Presidio to Amistad Dam) 2010

April 22, 2010 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Sul Ross University, Alpine TX

Middle Rio Grande 2010

March 31, 2010 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Laredo, TX - City of Laredo Env. Services

Lower Rio Grande 2010

March 30, 2010 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Harlingen, TX - TCEQ Office

Pecos 2010

April 21, 2010 1:30-4:00 pm

Midland, TX - TCEQ Office

Upper Rio Grande (TX/NM border to Presidio)

Tuesday April 26, 2011Upper Rio Grande 1 (El Paso and Hudspeth Counties) 

9:00 am to 11:00 am
11:00 am to 12 pm Training for USIBWC CRP partners

USIBWC Headquarters, 4171 N Mesa Building C, El Paso TX

Upper Rio Grande (Presidio to Amistad Dam)

Wednesday April 27, 2011 - Upper Rio Grande 2 (Presidio to Amistad Reservoir)

9:00 am to 11:00 am
11:00 to 12:30 Training for USIBWC CRP partners
(sandwich lunch provided)

TPWD Barton Warnock Education Center, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Lajitas TX

Middle Rio Grande

Wednesday April 13, 2011 - Middle Rio Grande (Amistad Dam to Falcon Dam)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm
1:00 to 2:30 Training for USIBWC CRP partners
sandwich lunch provided

City of Laredo Environmental Services, 619 Reynolds, Laredo, TX

Lower Rio Grande

Thursday April 14, 2011 - Lower Rio Grande (Falcon Dam to Gulf of Mexico)

10:30 am to 12:30 pm
1:00 to 2:30 Training for USIBWC CRP partners
sandwich lunch provided

TCEQ Harlingen Office, 1804 W Jefferson, Harlingen TX

Pecos

Thursday April 28, 2011 - Pecos River

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

TCEQ Midland Office, 3300 North A St, Building 4, Suite 107, Midland TX

     

For more information on these meetings, please contact us.

Outreach Events

Event Date/Time Location Link

Rio Grande Cleanup,
sponsored by RiGo, CRP, Boy Scouts and other organizations

June 13, 2009 8:00-12:00

Courchesne Bridge, at intersection of Paisando and Anapra Rd/McNutt

Cleanup Brochure

FOX TV news article

Rio Grande Cleanup,
sponsored by RiGo, CRP, Boy Scouts and other organizations

July 25, 2009 9:00-12:00

Canutillo Bridge, Highway 28, Canutillo TX

Cleanup Brochure

Outreach Presentation for El Dedon Verde Garden Club

Sept 22, 2009

Upper Valley, El Paso TX

 

Booth at the Community Health Fair and Walk

Oct. 3, 2009
9 am-1pm

Bill Childress Elementary, Vinton TX

 

Water Festival 2009

Oct. 29-31, 2009

El Paso Water Utilities TecH2O Center

EPWU site

Presentation on Water Cycle to El Paso Head Start students

Feb 18, 2010

El Paso TX Head Start schools

 

UTEP Green Fair

April 20, 2010

UTEP, El Paso TX

 

Fort Bliss Earth Day Fair

April 22, 2010

Fort Bliss, El Paso TX

 

Field Trip with Americas High School juniors and seniors to American Dam and river

May 4, 2010

El Paso, TX

 

Career Day at Bill Childress Elementary

May 20, 2010

El Paso, TX

 

Presentation for El Paso Native Plant Society on Rio Grande

June 10, 2010

El Paso, TX

 

Rio Grande Cleanup

with EPCC, RiGO, and other community groups. clean up several miles from Borderland to Canutillo

July 10, 2010

Borderland Bridge, El Paso Texas

open to public

Rio Grande Cleanups for Adopt-a-River - Texas Master Naturalists and Girls Scouts of the Desert Southwest

September 11, 2010

Country Club Road in El Paso, Texas and Paisano/McNutt near Sunland Park, NM

 

Big Bend Binational Conservation Cooperative

Sept. 22, 2010

Alpine, TX

 

Dia del Rio Water Quality "Snapshot" of the Rio Grande Basin

October 6, 2010

from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico

Dia Del Rio

Rio Grande Water Quality and Watershed Issues Public Meeting for the Middle RG

October 14, 2010

Laredo, TX

see BAC info above

Dia del Rio Water Relay

October 6 - 16, 2010

from Colorado to the Gulf of Mexico

 

Booth at Village of Vinton 5th Annual Health Fair

October 9, 2010

Vinton, TX

Vinton

River Cleanup with Ft Bliss and EPCC

October 23, 2010

TBA - El Paso Texas

 

El Paso Water Festival 2010

October 26-28 and 30

EPWU TechH20 Center, El Paso TX

TechH2O

Healthy Water Healthy People Workshop

January 28, 2011 (postponed)

El Paso Water Utilities Tech H20 Center, El Paso, TX

 

World Wetlands Day booth at Mesilla Bosque Wetlands Park

February 5, 2011 (cancelled)

Mesilla, NM

 

El Paso Earth Day Fair

April 2, 2011

Album Park, El Paso TX 9:30-1:00

 

World Water Day Student Drawing Contest for the 2012 Rio Grande Basin Calendar

Deadline April 29, 2011

throughout the Rio Grande Basin

Download official contest rules

Rio Grande Cleanup with El Paso Community College (Adopt-a-River)

September 24, 2011 8:30-12:00

Borderland Bridge, El Paso TX

 

World Water Day Student Drawing Contest for the 2012 Rio Grande Basin Calendar

Winning entries are posted on the gallery

throughout the Rio Grande Basin

gallery

Water Festival

Sessiones with Grade Levels: 4th& 5th
October 11 & 13, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
October 12, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Public Day
October 15
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

El Paso Water Utilities Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Center
10751 Montana Ave.
El Paso, TX 79935

EPWU Tech2O center

Vinton Health Fair, public information booth

Saturday Oct 22 9-1

Bill Childress Elementary, Vinton TX

 
       

Other Activities in the Rio Grande Basin by other organizations:

Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP).
Spring 2012 Field Days (click for more information)
10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 23 near Sheffield at the Live Oak Ranch
10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 24 near Coyanosa at the Santa Rosa Ranch

World Wetland Day at Mesilla Bosque State Park, Sat. Feb 4, 2012, 8:30-noon, 5000 Calle del Norte, Mesilla NM, 575-5234398.

6th Annual Franklin Mountains Poppies Fest on Castner Range 2012, March 31, 2012, El Paso TX, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology at 4301 Transmountain Road

The Southwest Environmental Center will have a Raft the Rio event in Mesilla, NM on June 13, 2009. More info

June 12, 2010: 13th Annual Raft the Rio - River Race and Festival, Mesilla NM, hosted by the Southwest Environmental Center. More Info

Laredo, TX will be hosting the Laredo RioFest, a kayak and canoe river race, Oct 16 & 17, 2009. More info

September 18 - Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta, Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso Texas

October 6, 2010 Dia del Rio Water Relay Begins in Colorado

October 6, 2010 Dia del Rio Water Monitoring Day with 40 schools throughout the basin

October 14-15, 2010: Dia Del Rio and Laredo Environmental Summit in Laredo, TX

October 16, 2010 Dia del Rio - throuhgout the Rio Grande Basin

October 16, 2010 Dia del Rio Ceremony at the Mouth of the Rio Grande in Boca Chica, Texas

November 13-14, 2010 Chihuahuan Desert Conference "A Desert Without Borders", El Paso Texas

A series of public meetings has been scheduled throughout the Pecos River watershed to provide
information on progress to implement the Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP). The meetings
will take place on March 15 and 16 and will provide updates on WPP implementation activities carried
out to date, programs and activities currently underway and available to landowners, as well as planned
future implementation activities. Public meetings have been scheduled as follows:

  • March 15, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Community Hall, Pecos, TX
  • March 15, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Community Center, Imperial, TX
  • March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Community Center, Iraan, TX
  • March 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., AgriLife Extension Office, Ozona, TX
  • Another series of public meetings throughout the Pecos River watershed have been scheduled to provide updates to landowners on the Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan (WPP). The meetings will take place on August 2 and 3. You will hear updates on WPP implementation activities carried out to date, voluntary programs and activities currently underway and available to landowners, as well as planned future implementation activities. Public meetings have been set as follows:

    •   August 2, 8:30a.m., Community Hall,508 S. Oak St., Pecos, TX
    •   August 2, 6:30 p.m., Buena Vista School Cafeteria, Hwy 11, Imperial, TX
    •   August 3, 1:30 p.m., Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 1301 Ave. AA, Ozona, TX
    •   August 3, 6:30 p.m. Scout Hut, 9243 Alley Oop Lane, Iraan, TX

    Contact: Gary Bryant, Extension Program Specialist, Pecos River Watershed Coordinator, 1618 Airport Dr, Fort Stockton, TX 79735, 432-336-8585, glbryant@ag.tamu.edu

  • Two free Texas Watershed Steward Program trainings on water quality and availability issues related to the Pecos River Watershed will be held from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on June 28 and 29. The June 28 program will be held at the Pecos Community Hall, 508 S. Oak Street in Pecos. On June 29, the program will be held in Iraan at the Civic Center at 9271 Alley Oop Lane. Trainings are sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board in coordination with the Texas Water Resources Institute. They are  open to anyone interested in improving the water quality of the Pecos River Watershed. For more information, contact Gary Bryant (TWRI) 432-336-3813, glbryant@ag.tamu.edu.         
  • Raft the Rio Raft Race and River Festival - Saturday June 11, 2011 at the Picacho Bridge in Las Cruces, NM, sponsored by the Southwest Environmental Center. For more info, view the FLYER and/or website.
  • KLAQ Great River Raft Race - Sunday June 19, 2011 Father's Day, at Vinton Bridge in Vinton, TX. View the WEBSITE.



Updates

The 2008 Basin Summary Report and the 2009 Basin Highlights Report are available in PDF format.. If you would like a hard copy, please contact us.

The CRP is no longer accepting Applications for Small Project Grants for Fiscal Year 2009. Awardees will be posted on the Friends of the Rio Grande website.




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