The New Looming Threat to Central Texas Endangered Salamanders and Our Water


Unbeknownst to many, The karstic Edwards–Trinity aquifer system of West Central Texas is one of the most species rich groundwater systems in the world. Groundwater dependent species are among the least known components of global biodiversity, as well as some of the most vulnerable because of rapid groundwater depletion at regional and global scales. The … Continue reading The New Looming Threat to Central Texas Endangered Salamanders and Our Water

Permian Highway Pipeline Threatens Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan


The Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan was the first EPA-approved watershed protection plan focused on preventative measures. Kinder Morgan’s proposed Permian Highway Pipeline project, (PHP project), directly intersects and undermines the Cypress Creek WPP. The route also directly affects the Upper Llano River WPP, the Plum Creek WPP, and the Lavaca River WPP. The PHP … Continue reading Permian Highway Pipeline Threatens Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan

Permian Highway Pipeline: BREAKING NEWS


BREAKING NEWS! At the Caldwell County Commissioners Court Meeting this morning Kinder Morgan Vice President Allen Fore made a concession saying that due to landowner environmental concerns, they will promise to incorporate language into their contracts that states that this pipeline will be for “natural gas only.” This does not alleviate the Wimberley Valley Watershed … Continue reading Permian Highway Pipeline: BREAKING NEWS

New Report by the Texas Land Trust Council Highlights Over $1 Billion in Annual Economic Benefits of Conserved Lands to Flood Mitigation, Ag, Water Resources


The new study, produced by Siglo Group in partnership with the Texas Land Trust Council, quantifies the value of lands and conservation easements that have been conserved by or with assistance from the Texas land trust community. The study found that the lands put into conservation with the help of Texas land trusts are estimated … Continue reading New Report by the Texas Land Trust Council Highlights Over $1 Billion in Annual Economic Benefits of Conserved Lands to Flood Mitigation, Ag, Water Resources

SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION; FORMALLY OPPOSES PIPELINE


Opponents of Kinder Morgan’s planned Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project and supporters of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association celebrated the passing of a resolution by the San Marcos City Council that officially objects to the company’s intended route for the pipeline. Council members voted unanimously to support the resolution during the council meeting on Tuesday, … Continue reading SAN MARCOS CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION; FORMALLY OPPOSES PIPELINE