Focusing on land, water, and connection, the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) works to ensure that communities are aware of their connection and responsibilities to the watershed and are supported in implementing land and water policies and practices that will ensure ecological sustainability for generations.

The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association is a non-profit organization located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, born out of a love for water.

WVWA has been working since 1996 to keep Jacob’s Well, the headwaters of Cypress Creek, clean, clear, and flowing for generations to come.

Our vision is to create a greater understanding community-wide of the many benefits that flow from a respectful relationship with the land: human health, ecological health, economic sustainability, enriched community life, and the renewal of the human spirit.

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Update: IT PASSED the House on the third reading today!!! King's HB 4146 got bipartisan support and passed with 82 ayes and 61 nays! Thank you all for reaching out to your representatives, showing support, and paying attention. This one is important and it passed! Next stop... the Texas Senate. We'll keep you posted as we learn more, but for now--celebrate, (rain) dance a little, and be safe!Only about 40 streams out of over 2,000 streams in all of Texas are considered pristine because they have no detectable phosphorous–found in wastewater. Representative Tracy King’s proposed HB 4146 (and the identical SB 1747 by Zaffirini) uses decades of data collected through the State’s Clean Rivers Programs to identify river segments that have no detectable phosphorous (found in wastewater) and limit direct wastewater discharges to those segments. HB passed the Environmental Reg Committee and is scheduled for a second reading Friday, May 7 where Representatives could vote to pass the bill. Contact your Representative (and others in your area) and voice your support. A simple email message like this will go a long way: Passing HB 4146 is important to protecting Texas’ remaining pristine rivers. I support this bill and encourage swift passage in the House. Please vote in favor of HB 4146 to keep Texas’ most beautiful rivers pristine for generations to come.Details, links, and more:wimberleywatershed.org/2021/05/06/action-alert-boost-protection-for-texas-pristine-waters/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Only about 40 streams out of over 2,000 streams in all of Texas are considered pristine because they have no detectable phosphorous–found in wastewater. Representative Tracy King’s proposed HB 4146 (and the identical SB 1747 by Zaffirini) uses decades of data collected through the State’s Clean Rivers Programs to identify river segments that have no detectable phosphorous (found in wastewater) and limit direct wastewater discharges to those segments. HB passed the Environmental Reg Committee and is scheduled for a second reading Friday, May 7 where Representatives could vote to pass the bill. Contact your Representative (and others in your area) and voice your support. A simple email message like this will go a long way: Passing HB 4146 is important to protecting Texas’ remaining pristine rivers. I support this bill and encourage swift passage in the House. Please vote in favor of HB 4146 to keep Texas’ most beautiful rivers pristine for generations to come.Details, links, and more:wimberleywatershed.org/2021/05/06/action-alert-boost-protection-for-texas-pristine-waters/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join the fight to protect our water in Comal County! www.stop3009vulcanquarry.com/action/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's a look at the next generation of One Water ambassadors! Staff met these Blue Hole Primary second grade GT students to answer their questions about STEM design elements built into their campus. The future is bright! They're planning to present to their classes and share what they learned. Wimberley ISD has raised the bar on STEM education. The One Water partners, land and water stewards, and parents would be so proud to see the excitement and enthusiasm these students have for learning about how their school protects groundwater supplies, water quality, and habitat. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Wimberley Valley Watershed Association Find out more about the school & see the rain tube in action: wimberleywatershed.org/impactareas/environmental-planning-policy-advocacy/one-water/ ... See MoreSee Less
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'There's a lot of red flags' - SAWS Board pause project that would put pipelines through protected areas https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/SAWS-Board-pauses-pipeline-project-16150877.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral via @expressnews

April Watershed News: Earth Day, Greenfielding at Coleman's Canyon, Salamanders at Rebecca Springs, New Species' Name Honors Baker, Texas House Backs Green Infrastructure, Bacteria Monitoring in Cypress Ck & Blanco Rv, Lowest Groundwater Level Recorded https://conta.cc/3vccUxN

HB 4146 (by T. King), if passed, would prohibit wastewater discharge into pristine Tx rivers. This bill is set for a hearing today, 4/12/21, 2PM
Go to: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c260 then select "HB 4146 by King, Tracy O." to submit “I support passage of HB 4146” as an online comment.

HB 4146 (by T. King), if passed, would prohibit wastewater discharge into our most pristine rivers and creeks across Texas, including those that recharge the Edwards Aquifer. The bill is set for a hearing with the House Environmental Regulations Committee today, April 12th at 2:00 PM Please register your support for HB 4146 by clicking the link below. A simple “I support passage of HB 4146” in the comment section provided is enough and only takes a minute. We hope you will take the time to do so by Monday afternoon. Go to: comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c260 then select "HB 4146 by King, Tracy O." to submit your online comment.Pristine waters--including many headwaters of Hill Country streams and rivers--deserve special protections. There are not many pristine waters left. Rep. Tracy King has been tapped as chair of House Natural Resources and is carrying several consequential bills, including the sweeping HB 4146 (SB 1747 Zaffirini) “Pristine Waters,” which identifies stream segments statewide that run clean and clear, and prohibit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality from authorizing direct discharge of waste or pollutants into them. An estimated 2,000 miles across 44 stream segments would be protected, including the prized waters of the Texas Hill Country, among them Cypress Creek and the Blanco River. A hearing is Monday, Apr. 12 before the Environmental Regulation Committee. This one deserves special treatment--please consider submitting online comments in favor of this bill before or during the hearing. Here are lege details and how to submit comments: wimberleywatershed.org/2021/04/10/speak-for-water-at-the-capitol/#Waters ... See MoreSee Less
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