Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Cypress Creek Project is a collaborative process initiated by stakeholders to preserve water quality within the watershed for present and future generations. Along with strong community partnerships, the project is facilitated by River Systems Institute and is financed by grants from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through the Environmental Protection Agency Region VI.
First Meeting for Phase Two April 4 2012
Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Wimberley Community Center
The Cypress Creek Project will hold the first meeting for Phase Two on April 4th, 2012 from 2pm-5pm at the Wimberley Community Center. This meeting is open to the public.
The Cypress Creek Project & Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) is a community based coalition of stakeholders that represent a broad range of interests, coordinated with technical and research assistance provided by the River Systems Institute (RSI) at Texas State University-San Marcos. The goal of this project is to ensure that the long-term integrity and sustainability of the Cypress Creek watershed is preserved and that water quality standards are maintained for present and future generations through the development of a watershed protection plan.
Phase One (2008-2010) set the process in motion, creating opportunities and acquiring information necessary to develop a WPP.
Phase Two (2011-2013) involves development and completion of a watershed protection plan, which is a holistic document that is collaboratively developed to manage water quality and watershed issues. Stakeholders and technical experts will work together to compile and recommend targeted management strategies across the watershed and to develop a comprehensive Watershed Protection Plan (Summer 2013).
Who: River Systems Institute at Texas State University San Marcos, City of Wimberley, City of Woodcreek, Hays County, Cypress Creek Stakeholder Workgroup and members of the community.
What: Cypress Creek Project Phase Two first meeting. Meeting goals include a project briefing, approval of education & outreach strategies and planning for technical workgroup activities.
Where: Wimberley Community Center. 14068 Ranch Road 12. Wimberley, TX 78676
When: April 4th, 2012 2pm-5pm
Why: Community participation and involvement is essential to keep the Cypress Creek clean, clear and flowing and to protect Jacob’s well.
Find the Meeting Agenda Here (PDF)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The second public meeting for the Jacob’s Well Master Plan has been set for Wednesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12. Meeting notice is available here.
County officials and parks planning consultant RVi of Austin will present the draft of the site plan, which includes input from attendees at the initial public meeting held in January as well as from a stakeholder group appointed by the Hays County Commissioners Court and other groups interested in the future of the Natural Area.
“We are nearing completion of the master plan, which will allow the Jacob’s Well Natural Area to offer passive recreational opportunities as well as educational elements to help visitors understand the importance of water and other natural resources in our region,” said Jeff Hauff, Grants Administrator for Hays County. “The design team of RVi has coordinated this intensive planning effort and has considered the opportunities and constraints of the property along with ideas proposed from the public and various groups.”
More information about the Jacob’s Well Natural Area planning process is available at www.co.hays.tx.us/jacobswell.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
By Susan Marx