Lake Arlington News Archive

Next Public Stakeholder Meeting - Thursday, September 28, 2017 

 

Our next public meeting for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Partnership 
will take place on Thursday, September 28, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Forest Hill 
City Hall. It is vital that stakeholders attend this meeting to provide valuable input that will drive 
the tools used to make water quality planning decisions for the watershed. We are looking for:
Population density estimates for:
  • Cattle (beef and dairy)

  • Horses (also mules, donkeys, burros)

  • Feral hogs

  • Deer

  • Dogs and cats

  • Waterfowl and bridge nesting birds

We will also be looking for input on such things as septic system (OSSF) use, prominent or persistent

sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) or other human/animal activity you are aware of that may prove to

be a significant source of E. coli bacteria in Village Creek that should be accounted for.

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:30pm - 8:30pm 

Forest Hill City Hall

City Council Chambers

3219 E California Pkwy

Forest Hill, TX 76119

See Map

 

**When you arrive, please enter through the doors on the north side of the building, facing the

restaurants.** Doors will open at 6:00 pm, so please join us for light refreshments before the meeting.

 

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the

project.

See you there!
 

 

 

First Three Chapters of WPP Ready for Review  

 
The first chapters of the VCLA WPP are ready for review. 
 
Chapters 1-3

Please feel free to send comments to hoffa@trinityra.org. 
 
 
Lake Arlington Cleanup RESCHEDULED - 6/3/17 
 
 

Keep Arlington Beautiful's proposed reschedule for their Arlington Lake Clean-Up is Saturday,

June 3, 2017 from 7:30-11:00 AM at Richard Simpson Park.

 

Registration deadline is May 12th. To register, contact kab@arlingtontx.gov.
Volunteers will assist on shore and off shore around Lake Arlington. Those that assist offshore

will be taken by boat to tackle the heavily litter islands with City staff. All passengers must wear

a life vest at all times while in the boat, provided by the City of Arlington.

Please note: Volunteers must be at least seven years old to participate and accompanied with a

parent or guardian.

Light breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided.

 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

7:30 am - 11:00 am

Richard Simpson Park

6300 W Arkansas ln

Arlington, TX 76016

See Map

 
More Info for the event can be found at: bit.ly/2oPfl7Y

 

 

Next Public Stakeholder Meeting - 5/18/17 

 

Our next public meeting for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Partnership

will take place on Thursday, May 18, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Burleson City

Services Center. We will discuss content from the first three chapters of the WPP and attendees

will be able to voice their opinions about what should be included in the WPP as we move

forward.

 

May 18, 2017

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Burleson City Service Center

Burleson University Room

725 SE John Jones Drive

Burleson, TX 76028

See Map

 

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the

project.

See you there!
 

 

 

Next Public Stakeholder Meeting - 2/2/2017

 

Our next public meeting for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Partnership will

take place on Thursday, February 2, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Everman City Hall

Annex. We will discuss some of the financial and technical assistance programs available to

agricultural producers and also provide a water quality monitoring update. We will also be

reviewing an example watershed protection plan to prepare for the coming months as we begin to

write our own for the VCLA WPP effort.

 

February 2, 2017

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Everman City Hall Annex

213 North Race St

Everman, TX 76140

See Map

 

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the

project.

See you there!
 

 

 

Next Public Stakeholder Meeting - 9/22/2016

 

Our next public meeting for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Partnership

will take place on Thursday, September 22nd, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the

Fitness Center Amphitheater at Huguley Hospital in Burleson. We will provide everyone with

water quality results during our first monitoring update, and will also talk about some urban

best management practices, including low impact development, homeowner tips, and

stormwater management.

 

September 22, 2016 
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Texas Health Huguley Hospital 
Fitness Center Amphitheater 
11801 South Freeway (I-35W)
Burleson, TX 76028
See Map

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the

project.

See you there!

 

 
Texas Well Owner Network Workshop for water well users - August 18, 2016
Free to attend, $10 gets your well water tested! 
 
The Tarrant County AgriLife Extension and Trinity River Authority invite you to attend the
Texas Well Owner Network Workshop for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed. This
workshop is for anyone interested in private water well management and for those interested in 
learning about ways to improve and protect their community's water resources. The workshop 
will provide participants with information about Texas groundwater resources, septic system 
maintenance, water well maintenance/construction, and water quality and treatment.  

August 18, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Crowley Recreation Center
405 South Oak Street
Crowley, TX 76036
See Map
 
The event itself is free and open to the public. Participants who would like to have their water 
tested can pick up a kit containing two sampling containers and collection instructions at one 
of the following locations:
 
                     Pictured: example well water testing kit and instructions.
 
Participants may bring their water samples to the workshop. The cost of analysis will be $10, 
due when the sample is turned in. Sampes will be analyzed for nitrates, total dissolved solids, 
and bacteria. Participants are asked to collect samples within 24 hours before the workshop 
to ensure accurate results.
 
If you have questions or would like more information about a specific well water contaminant 
source, please check out TWON's fact sheet series to get more info before the workshop. 

Please see the Informational Flyer or check the Meetings page for additional information about 
this workshop and other meetings related to the project.   

 
Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystems Workshop - May 24, 2016
Free to attend! 
 
The Tarrant County AgriLife Extension and Trinity River Authority invite you to attend the
Riparian & Stream Ecosystems Workshop for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed. This
workshop includes both indoor classroom presentations and an outdoor field portion along the
river to discover the role of riparian vegetation in properly functioning riparian systems. 

May 24, 2016
8:00am - 4:00pm
Trinity River Authority of Texas
Board Meeting Room - General Office
5300 South Collins St
Arlington, TX 76018
See Map
 
The event is free and open to the public, and many participants can earn continuing education  
credits for attending:
 
  • Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators License - 3 CEUs
  • Texas Water Resources Institute  - 1 CEU
  • Texas Nutrient Management Planning Specialists - 6 hours
  • Texas Floodplain Management Association – 7 CECs
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners “Acceptable for HSW credit”
  • The program may also be used for CEUs for Professional Engineers. 
 
A catered BBQ lunch is available for $10 ($11 for credit cards), or you may bring your own
lunch. RSVP online and pay for the lunch at the link below. 
Register for the Riparian & Stream Ecosystems Workshop 
 
Check the Meetings page for additional information about this workshop and other meetings 
related to the project.

 

Next Public Stakeholder Meeting - 3/24/2016

 

Our next public meeting for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Partnership

will take place on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at Kennedale Junior

High in the cafeteria. There will be an introduction to some bacteria load calculation methods,

then we will be voting in members for the Steering Committee. If you have someone in mind that

would be an asset to this decision-making group, you can nominate them at the meeting or

through our Stakeholder Survey.

 

March 24, 2016

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Kennedale Junior High School

Cafeteria Room 

930 Corry A Edwards Dr

Kennedale, TX 76060

See Map

 

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the

project.

See you there!
 

  

 

Texas Watershed Stewards Workshop - 3/10/2016

Free to Attend! 

 

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Trinity River Authority will host a Texas

Watershed Steward workshop in Arlington. Water quality related to Village Creek and Lake

Arlington, and watershed management in general (including topics regarding hydrology, water quality, water quality law, agricultural and urban best management practices, and others), will be

discussed. The event and it’s available continuing education credits are free and open to the

public.

 

There will also be a free lunch for attendees who pre-register by March 8th. The professional continuing education credits offered are applicable to, but are not limited to, professional

engineers, certified crop advisors, certified planers, landscape architects, professional  

geoscientists, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders, certified teachers,

certified floodplain managers, and select TCEQ occupational license holders.

 

March 10, 2016

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Trinity River Authority of Texas

Board Meeting Room - General Office

5300 South Collins St

Arlington, TX 76018

See Map

 

Doors will open at 12:00pm for the free sandwich lunch, so don't forget to pre-register by March

8th at the link below.

Register for the Texas Watershed Stewards Workshop

(please be sure to select 'Thursday, March 10 - Arlington, TX' in the Select A Training box) 

 

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the

project.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Next Public Stakeholder Meeting - 2/11/2016

 

Our next public meeting for the Village Creek-Lake Arlington Watershed Protection Partnership will take place on Thursday, February 11, at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Everman City Hall Annex. We will be nominating members for the Steering Committee to be voted on at our March meeting, so if you have someone in mind that would be an asset to this decision-making group, you can nominate them at the meeting or through our Stakeholder Survey.

 

February 11, 2016

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Everman City Hall Annex

213 North Race St

Everman, TX 76140

See Map

 

Check the Meetings page for additonal information about this and other meetings related to the project.

See you there!
 

 

 

Watershed Protection Plan Kickoff Meeting - 12/10/2015

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us in Burleson for the kickoff meeting on Thursday, December 10th. Presentations are now posted to the Meetings page for your reference.

 

At the meeting, the Watershed Protection group voted for an official logo. Here's the final design:

 

 

 

We would like to send a special thanks to Sarah Barr (City of Arlington) for designing the logo, and to the City of Burleson for hosting the event.

 

Stay tuned for more updates on upcoming meetings!

 

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