Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Day for Austin Water ~ Yoga ~ Full Moon Screening

New Day for Austin Water; Yoga; Full Moon Screening at Barton Springs

This week the Austin Water Resources Planning Task Force
 released their final report to City Council recommending a new course for Austin's water future. The Task Force's 21-page report is a must read for anyone interested in water issues.

The Austin City Council created the Task Force in March, spurred by ongoing drought, a changing climate, and continued mismanagement of the Water Utility and it's ill-advised head-long rush to build Water Treatment Plant No. 4 (aka the Billion Dollar Mistake on the Lake).

The Task Force was led by Sharlene Leurig, water expert for Ceres, and former LCRA General Manager Tom Mason, along with Dr. Lauren Ross, environmental engineer; Jennifer Walker of the Lone Star Sierra Club; Austin water and energy activist Paul Robbins; attorney Marisa Perales; Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger and others. Collectively, Task Force members represented many decades of technical, policy, and legal experience in water resource management.   The City (and all of us) is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of the Task Force's work. Read more here.  

Yoga at the Springs Tomorrow  
Join us for Yoga Saturday morning, 9:30 am   
We will gather under the large Mother Pecan at the back gate area. on Robert E. Lee Rd.

Our instructor for Saturday is Pam Brewer.  
July 19th & 26th sessions by Core Power Yoga. 
Please bring your own yoga mat and water.  See you there!

Living Springs Full Moon Showing Saturday Night
Join us at the July 12th, Living Springs full moon screening on the south side of Barton Springs pool. The screening will begin at 9-ish. Producer Karen Kocher will screen profiles of Springs swimmers, past and present--including Bill Bunch, Omid Laridjani and Beverly Sheffield.  
For more information on this documentary click

Summer membership special 
Student/Individual $10  Family $15 
Save Our Springs Alliance is the only watchdog organization working full time with scientists, lawyers, and educators to protect the land, water and wildlife of the Hill Country and the Edwards Aquifer Ecosystem.  We simply cannot do this work without the continued support of donors like you.   Please consider becoming a member today!  Thank you for your consideration. Click HERE to make your donation online or mail to: SOS, 905 W. Oltorf, Ste A, Austin, Tx  78704.  

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