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.

Events

Fri 18

iNaturalist 101 at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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The National Park Service manages some of the world's most amazing places. This includes over 4,700 caves with at least four of these that extend for more than 135 miles and are so complex that the casual visitor would be lost among the hundreds of passages to choose from. This also includes karst, a type of landform where sinkholes, sinking streams, and springs are considered normal features and are indicative of the relationship found between the surface and the underground. The theme for Cave Week 2021 is, “Discover what's under your National Park.” Parks will be sharing stories about why people enter caves—for exploration, medical research, the search for new lifeforms, the search for beauty, to study human history, to find one’s self, and more. Learn more at www.nps.gov/subjects/caves/cave-week.htmImage: Cave explorer stands within Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.#NationalCavesandKarstDay #CaveWeek ... See MoreSee Less
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Settlement Agreement Finalized between Needmore, BSEACD, and TESPA... change of use protections and settlement details https://wimberleywatershed.org/2021/06/11/settlement-agreement-finalized-between-needmore-bseacd-and-tespa/

“What’s next for Texas Water?” Join EDF, the Headwaters Alliance and a panel of landowners, policy leaders and wildlife experts to answer this question and assess the landscape for water in Texas. https://edf.zoom.us/webinar/register/1416218786305/WN_FdBHP6tbSPyfSqOVPJPkgQ?fbclid=IwAR18it8PFAtCmYrNRhZydiooshJyheuU02_XLwaFqUmT5n6601Glhd_4TK8

Over 3" total rain in May. Wimberley Valley Watershed Association installed a new weather station near Jacob's Well. Track rainfall anytime... https://wimberleywatershed.org/impactareas/watershedprotection/water-monitoring/

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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