Watershed Protection & Conservation Science

The Texas Hill Country is blessed with incredible charm and aesthetic appeal; Its natural environment including creeks, rivers, and springs are a central draw. Many Hill Country residents rely on wells for their drinking water and livelihoods. Creeks and springs serve as important recreational hubs and help sustain wildlife and…

Land Conservation

WVWA’s land conservation program is a combination of science, policy, and education. To further land and water conservation, WVWA acts as a regional land trust serving Hays County and is a proud member of the Texas Land Trust Council. From our inception WVWA worked to reassemble land that had been divided…

Art4Water

“Art shapes culture, and changes people and communities. Art tells a universally powerful story that communicates the value of water beyond words.” Art4Water, a program of the Watershed Association, is an initiative that advocates for environmental protection through the lens of art. Artists have always served society as visionaries, translators…

Education & Outreach

Education is central to our mission and is a fundamental element of all our goals and objectives across our impact areas. WVWA collaborates with partner organizations and volunteer groups, including: Friends of Jacob’s Well Jacob’s Well Interpretive Guides Restoration Rangers Hays County Master Naturalists Hays County Parks Department Texas State…

Environmental Planning, Policy, Advocacy

WVWA has focused for years on defending the sustained spring flows from the Trinity Aquifer to Jacob’s Well and Cypress Creek. In addition to responding to local and regional environmental threats, the WVWA is concentrating our current protection efforts on promoting sustainable groundwater management policy and low impact development strategies…

Texas Hill Country Conservation Network

In order to promote resilience in the eighteen-county region, the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network (THCCN), a group of more than 150 NGOs, businesses, universities, and government agencies are collaborating to scale up the impact of conservation focused initiatives to protect the natural resources and rural heritage and quality of…

The Texas Brewshed Alliance

Protecting Our Watersheds to Ensure Great Craft Beer The Texas Brewshed® Alliance inspires land and water stewardship across Texas through educating brewers and beer drinkers about the importance of water and its vital role in sustaining the natural landscapes and craft beer that we love.   The Texas Brewshed® Alliance…