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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The karst springs of the Texas Hill Country are unique and specialized environments. Thanks to a collaboration of biologists, a new species--Stygobromus bakeri--has been described from 4 central Texas limestone karst springs; John Knox Spring (Comal County), Jacob’s Well (Hays County), Mormon Spring (Travis County) and Salado Springs (Bell County). The new species' name honors David Baker's passionate conservation efforts! This publication and many more are linked on our Digital Library: wimberleywatershed.org/library/Photo credit: Jean Krejca, Zara Environmental. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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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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Watersheds across the state stand to gain from bills alive in an 87th Texas Legislature that enters its pivotal month-long run into May’s final stretch. Already, a number of bills yet to see any action since filing appear doomed, while some remarkably positive measures for water show real momentum. Some of these could use help from you -- consider public comment online!Here's how to make public comment and an explanation of what we're tracking: wimberleywatershed.org/2021/04/10/speak-for-water-at-the-capitol/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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.

#PristineWaters deserve special protections. HB 4146 (SB 1747 Zaffirini) “Pristine Waters,” identifies stream segments statewide that run clean and clear, and prohibit the TCEQ from authorizing direct discharge of waste or pollutants into them.
https://wimberleywatershed.org/2021/04/10/speak-for-water-at-the-capitol/#Waters

Speak for Water at the Capitol! Check out these water bills and how to make online public comment!
https://wimberleywatershed.org/2021/04/10/speak-for-water-at-the-capitol/

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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