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October 31, 2013
Hill Country News
Join us Saturday in Boerne for the 4th Annual Rainwater Revival
Rainwater harvesting is part of the new water culture in Texas, especially in the Texas Hill Country where water is scarce and precious. On Saturday, November 2, the Rainwater Revival returns to the Boerne Civic Center where rain harvesting experts and practitioners will speak throughout the day in tandem with a variety of exhibitor and vendor tents, a live auction of artful rain barrels, the Raindrop Stop for kids, food trailers, music, and fun for the whole family. Learn More

Save the Night Program at Texas State University November 7th
Is it dark outside? Is it really dark? Darkness is a good thing for the environment as well as your emotional and physical well-being. The reasons why disappearing “dark skies” can adversely affect plant and animal life (including humans) will be explained November 7 when nationally recognized conservationist and author Paul Bogard joins Cindy Luongo Cassidy to discuss the impact of artificial light on the environment and its inhabitants. Details
Water is life
Missed last week's Water Symposium? The well-attended event at Schreiner University in Kerrville, featured water veteran Weir Labatt as moderator for the panel of Real County Judge Garry Merritt; Joseph Fitzsimons, former chairman of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission; and Sharlene Leurig of Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program at Ceres. Thank you Susan Sander for the great recap and guest commentary. Read Here

Seven beautifully painted art-barrels to be auctioned off Saturday at the Rainwater Revival!

Wouldn't you love one of these in your garden? BUY NOW! Or, participate in the live auction Saturday at the Rainwater Revival.
This project funds rainwater harvesting and water conservation programs at local schools. 

Upcoming Events
November 1-2 in Junction - Society for Ecological Restoration Texas Chapter & Texas Riparian Association Joint Conference - The New Ecology: Managing for Resilience in a Changing World - Details

November 2 in Boerne - Join us at HCA's 4th Annual Rainwater Revival! - Details

November 4 in San Antonio - Dialogues in Planning: Urban Connectivity - Details
November 4-8 in Bandera - Watershed Planning Course through Texas Water Resources Institute - Details
November 5-7 in Austin - American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association annual conference: Rainwater Harvesting as an Alternate Water Source - Details

November 7 in San Marcos - The End of Night: Lecture and book signing - Details

November 7 in Fredericksburg - Save Our Scenic Hill Country Annual Membership Meeting - Details
November 9 in San Antonio - Book Sale, Book Signing and Photography Exhibit & Sale for David K. Langford's Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations - Details

November 12 in Fredericksburg - “Chasing Rivers" - Geographer Dr. Jim Kimmel & photographer Jerry Touchstone Kimmel, authors of The San Marcos: A Rivers Story & Exploring the Brazos, share their adventures from a lifetime of studying, photographing, teaching, & writing about rivers - Details

November 15 in San Antonio - EAA Lecture Series: Karst Geomorphology with Special Focus on Dinaric Karst - Details

November 15 in Floresville - Watershed Protection and Management Workshop - Details

November 16 in San Antonio - Green Spaces Alliance Workshop: Design and Maintenance-Permaculture Style - Details

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