May 20, 2013
What happens when you put 10,000 people next to more than ten million bats (and sensitive Edwards Aquifer recharge land)? Bat Conservation International (BCI), GEAA and others are urging participation this Wednesday, May 22nd in San Antonio. Learn morefrom BCI. You can also find extensive information about this issue from GEAA including how to contact your elected officials. We simply cannot afford to continue to make these kinds of mistakes in the Hill Country.
A water generation gap portends confrontation between Texas’ past, future
“If people understand how rich this state is in springs, and how those springs provide most of the flow for many of our rivers, then maybe they’ll pay more attention to how they’re depleting them...” Sharlene Leurig, Andy Sansom and David Langford, all friends of HCA’s, share stories in this thoughtful article about Hill Country water resources. A must read from Texas Climate News.
2013 Scholarship Contest Winners Announced
The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District has announced the winners of the Kent S. Butler Memorial Groundwater Stewardship College Scholarship Essay Contest and its Aquatic Science Adventure Camp Scholarship program. Read More
National Trails Day to be Celebrated on June 1
Trifecta of drought, late freeze, hail decimate Hill Country peach crop
Local Parks Matter!
Needmore Ranch MUD Approved with Amendments
Central Texas Water Fight Could Have Statewide Implications
May 22 in San Antonio - Join GEAA at City Hall in San Antonio on May 22nd - GEAA invites you to engage the Mayor and City Council of San Antonio in a dialogue about development on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, and whether or not to expand SAWS service into Comal County - Details
May 23 in Austin - Westcave Preserve presents: “Welcome to the Wild Country,” an introduction to the unique assemblage of wildlife and plants of the Texas Hill Country - Details
June 1 in Junction - "Well Trained" - A one day training for people who rely on household wells - Details
June 7 in Hunt - Streamside Landowner Workshop: Understanding Riparian Areas - Details
June 18 in San Antonio - Sierra Club meeting, "The Battle for the Warbler" - Details