Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Neighbor to Neighbor News - Hill Country Alliance

Neighbor to Neighbor News 
May 20, 2013

Hill Country News

Save Bracken Cave Reserve
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
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We'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that donate their time and effort to further HCA's mission.  Thank you for being a part of the HCA family. 


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 22 in Fredericksburg - Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on water quality and availability issues related to the Pedernales River - 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
May 28 in San Antonio - Native Plant Society of Texas, San Antonio meeting - Topic: Gardening for butterflies using native and adapted plants - Free and open to the public - Details
May 29 in Wimberley - Screening of the new film by Robert Redford, "Watershed" - Details
May 30 near Hunt - Range and Wildlife Management Field Day - For landowners, land managers and brush control contractors operating in possible endangered species habitats - 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

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