The Water Protectors Fund protects our aquifers, springs, creeks, rivers – and the sole source of drinking water for thousands of people by financing critical science, education, advocacy, and legal initiatives in the Hill Country.  Click the banner to find out more and get involved.

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 17

Karst Walk at Blue Hole Regional Park

September 1 - September 30
Thu 30
Nov 14

Two-Step for Karst Barn Dance

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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The second of two US FWS public meetings will be tonight. They're discussing the listing of six Texas freshwater mussels and the associated designation of critical habitat to help protect water quality and flow. More details: wimberleywatershed.org/2021/09/10/proposed-endangered-species-listing-for-texas-mussels/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Science takes time, patience and skill. We're proud to help support this class and their research! Each spring tells a story. These students will get to see some beautiful spots in the Hill Country in the name of science! ... See MoreSee Less
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service have proposed five mussel species for endangered species status and one for threatened species status, because they have small populations, limited ranges, and significant habitat risks. These proposed listings also create an associated critical habitat designation. These listings would help protect these mussels and their habitat. Given population increases, climate change, and development, these protections would also protect water quality in many of the sensitive Hill Country creeks and rivers–definitely a good thing.Tune in to the Public Meetings on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 and Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 5 pm to learn more. Consider making a comment to support the listing. These species are indicator of a larger issue and protecting them will help protect Texas waters.Details: wimberleywatershed.org/2021/09/10/proposed-endangered-species-listing-for-texas-mussels/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you for an incredible turnout at yesterday's Karst Webinar hosted by Wimberley Valley Watershed Association and TESPA. Presenters discussed the International Year of Caves and Karst, Texas karst and conservation initiatives, and recent well visits… https://ift.tt/38U1aXW

Calling all artists! Elevate your art in the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibit... check this out!Every year, American Kitefliers Association selects a Grand National Champion. The winning kites are selected for their beauty, function, and creativity. Art4Water and Sky Wind World, Inc are hosting the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition to elevate awareness of Texas' springs. Artists can submit original artwork through the link below. Selected artwork will be turned into kites to be flown and displayed at Austin Public Library Central Campus in 2022. We hope the AKA Grand National Champion examples inspire art submissions!Visit wimberleywatershed.org/impactareas/art4water/ for project details, commission stipend, format, and entry requirements. Art submissions due by August 1, 2021. Water creates the most magical parts of our world. This is especially true for the Hill Country. We are seeking art that captures that magic. The art should be focused on water in all its forms and the life that springs from it and the efforts to preserve it. #CallForEntry #TexasWater #ValueWater #kite ... 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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