"Watershed News" will have the dual mission of reporting the work of our volunteers and keeping you informed of the issues concerning land and water in the Wimberley Valley. Together, we are all working to protect Jacob's Well and the waters that make this place so beautiful.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Conservation News and Info from TLTC
Conservation related news from Texas and beyond...
TLTC Recieves $50,000 from the Knobloch Family Foundation
To Fund Transaction Cost Matching Grant Program
The Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) has been awarded a $50,000 grant
from the Knobloch Family Foundation to create a pilot program that will
provide matching grants to member land trusts for transaction costs for
conservation easement projects that meet certain criteria. The goal is
to encourage strategic conservation, while providing transaction cost
assistance in order to reach conservation easement donors for whom these
costs have presented a terminal barrier.
This is a pilot program and through it, TLTC hope to demonstrate great
financial leverage and on-the-ground conservation success. With these
funds, TLTC will be able to award matching grants of up to $10,000 for
at least 5 easement projects that reflect strategic conservation
We look forward to working with our land trust partners in the coming year on this exciting new program!
2014 Texas Land Conservation Conference Videos are Now Online!
Were you unable to attend the conference this year? Or perhaps you were
there, but want to check out some of the concurrent sessions that you
missed? Our new 2014 conference session and keynote videos are now up
on the TLTC YouTube channel! You can view selected workshops and keynote
sessions including our keynote address by Bob Phillips of the Texas
Country Reporter, our endangered species panel, our session on water
policy in Texas, and our inspirational Lone Star Land Stewards panel.
Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/user/TXLandTrustCouncil
Don't miss another opportunity to be there... 2015 Texas Land Conservation Conference
20th Anniversary, March 4-6, 2015, Austin
Land and water conservation inspired education, workshops, and networking. For more information on our 2015 event, visit: www.texaslandconservationconference.org