Learn About Playas at Field Day

You are invited to attend a Playa Field Day presented by Ogallala Commons on Wednesday, June 22, from 9:30am to 1:30pm in Borger, Texas. The event will be held in the recently renovated Dome Civic and Convention Center at 1113 Bulldog Boulevard.

The field day will cover information about playa ecosystems as well as playa restoration programs, such as the Texas Playa Conservation Initiative (TxPCI) and Ducks Unlimited’s Southern Plains and Playa Initiative. After a catered lunch, participants will visit two playas located west of Stinnett, where the field day will end.

Playas are shallow, rain-fed wetlands throughout the Great Plains. When containing surface water, playas provide crucial habitat for many wildlife that depend on water to survive. When dry, playas also support several other Great Plains wildlife species because they are often the only natural lands in a region dominated by agricultural production. Playas also recharge water to the underlying aquifer, filter nutrients and chemicals from the surrounding watershed, and add recreational value to the region.

Registration for the event is $15 per person (which includes the cost of lunch). Register online or contact Darryl Birkenfeld, Ogallala Commons Director (darryl@ogallalacommons.org or 806-336-1713).

The workshop is sponsored by Ducks Unlimited.