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MTGCD talks staff, outreach

Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District

The Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District directors addressed staff and education opportunities during their regular November meeting Nov. 1.

The meeting broke for a brief hiatus after General Manager Joe Cooper’s report when field technician Johnny Wells was presented withaplaquerecognizing the 10 years he has been with MTGCD.

A short executive session was held afterward, after which the directors unanimously voted to provide a $1,000 bonus to each staff member in December.

The directors also unanimously voted to cast its votes for Kenneth Bullington to serve on the Coryell County Appraisal district. This votewasmadedependant on his ability to serve on the appraisal district and MTGCD because there was a question as to whether he could serve on both.

Education and public relations director Stephanie Keith once again announced a full schedule of appearances at school and community events.

This included teaching simple lessons on water circulation and conservation to Tarleton students going into early education. Keith provided the lesson with common materials, then tasked the students to teach the lesson themselves.

She also announced a strong partnership with Comanche Elementary, as one teacher had an impressive rainfall simulator. She’s planning to present a groundwater lesson there in January and going back in March for two days to lead field tests and help students relate groundwater and rainwater to plants.

She also reported that the MTGCD sponsored water ambassadors will have an informational booth set up at the Dublin Farmer’s Market on Saturday.

Wells revealed recent rains had helped Comanche as the levels showed 13 wells up, eight unchanged and two down.

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