Bacteria Results for Cypress Creek and Blanco River – May 2021


The Wimberley Water Advisory Group, a group of volunteers, has monitored both Cypress Creek and the Blanco River near Wimberley for E. Coli bacteria for decades.  Long-time supporters of this data gathering effort, the WVWA is coordinating with Pete Anderson and the volunteers to expand the availability of this monthly data collected during the swim … Continue reading Bacteria Results for Cypress Creek and Blanco River – May 2021

Senate’s Turn to Address Protection for Texas’ Pristine Waters


There are only a few truly pristine rivers left in Texas. HB 4146 (passed by the House on 5/11/21) would help protect them.  Lt. Gov. Patrick will send it to the Senate for consideration soon.  Help by voicing support for this bill.  Only about 40 streams out of over 2,000 streams in all of Texas … Continue reading Senate’s Turn to Address Protection for Texas’ Pristine Waters

Central Texas Floodplain Reforestation Program


Tree impacts–especially to iconic Cypress trees–along the Blanco River is still evident from the 2015 flood.  Those trees are a key part of the riparian habitat and help stabilize banks to minimize erosion.  We learned that Treefolks is expanding a floodplain reforestation program to include Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, and Burnet counties. The program works … Continue reading Central Texas Floodplain Reforestation Program

Action alert: Bill Will Restore Texas Parks’ Role in Protecting the State’s Water, Fish, and Wildlife Resources


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is an essential partner in environmental stewardship.  Their staff specializes in natural resource management.  They need to be able to serve the citizens of the State of Texas by speaking for the health of Texas parks, wildlife, and water resources. Representative Tracy King’s proposed HB 2716 would allow TPWD to … Continue reading Action alert: Bill Will Restore Texas Parks’ Role in Protecting the State’s Water, Fish, and Wildlife Resources

Developer withdraws permit application for sewage plant on Barton Creek


Hill Country creeks, streams, and rivers are low-nutrient waterways.  Direct discharges to these creeks alter the nutrient load and impact the natural ecosystem.  We are so pleased that the developer withdrew the TCEQ application for sewage treatment facility along Barton Creek. The Save Barton Creek Association and Save Our Springs’ recent press release details the … Continue reading Developer withdraws permit application for sewage plant on Barton Creek