Friday, August 8, 2014
Barton Springs Fest This Saturday
Celebrate Barton Springs This Saturday!Today is the 22nd anniversary of the passing of the Save Our Springs Ordinance. On August 8, 1992 Austin voters cast their ballot in favor of the citizen-initiated Save Our Springs ordinance. Millions of developer dollars failed to dent public support for saving the springs for current and future generations, with the SOS ordinance passing with 64% of the vote.
This Saturday, August 9th, we celebrate this anniversary with a full day of Barton Springs Fest activities. It's all free, so grab your friends, family, swimsuit and towel and come out for a day at the springs. Ride your bike if you are able.
The blessing of the springs ceremony is at 8am near the diving board and snorkeling tours start at 8:30am.
The snorkeling tours are almost full but we do have a couple of single spots left. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to grab these!
Barton Springs University starts at 10am. Click here to check out the schedule of speakers and panels. We will also have information on Austin's upcoming 10-1 district elections and SH45SW at our Action Centers.
Poets by the Pool will feature 12 local poets and songwriters from 10am - 4pm by the statue at the front gate. Live Music starts at 4pm with Dave Madden Band, followed by the Mishap Marching Band at 5pm and Atash at 6pm.
More details HERE. Share this link to Barton Springs Fest activities with your friends and family! See you Tomorrow!
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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.