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The Lone Star Healthy Streams program educates Texas landowners on how to best protect waterways from bacterial contributions associated with horses, livestock and feral hogs. “In Tarrant County a large number of our small-acreage land-owners have horses and enjoy the lifestyle of trail-rides, horse-shows and rodeos,” says Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Fred M. Hall. To help land-owners understand how their horses and other livestock can effect water quality downstream we have focused on the Eagle Mountain and Village Creek watersheds.

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The Patio Lecture Series brings experts and citizens together to visit about topics of interest to homeowners you live where nature and the city meet. Each program will be at the Williamson County Extension Office Training Room. The cost of the series will be $25 or $10 at the door if you only want to attend a single program.

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 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protected the Georgetown and Salado salamanders this week under the Endangered Species Act. The decision was spurred by litigation involving the Center for Biological Diversity in 2011 that is forcing federal protection decisions for 757 species across the country.

The Georgetown and Salado salamanders live in springs in Bell and Williamson counties in central Texas.

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Tundra swans were in a large field on the left side going towards Diversion on FM 1180 earlier this week.