Diving Deep into Karst webinar


As part of the Deep in the Karst of Texas education initiative, WVWA and TESPA hosted a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  Presenters discussed the International Year of Caves and Karst, Texas karst and conservation initiatives, and recent well visits.  From global to local, this discussion was insightful and entertaining. The presentations, links … Continue reading Diving Deep into Karst webinar

TPWD Commissioners Vote to Support Land Acquisition of Honey Creek Ranch


UPDATE (8/26/2021):  The TPWD Commissioners voted to approve funds to acquire the environmentally sensitive Honey Creek Ranch!  At the headwaters of Honey Creek, the land acquisition will prevent the land from being developed as residential lots in favor of maintaining high-quality recharge lands.   While there are still many details to work out, we’re proud of … Continue reading TPWD Commissioners Vote to Support Land Acquisition of Honey Creek Ranch

Mini-BioBlitz at Colemans Canyon


The Jacob’s Well Natural Area and Colemans Canyon Preserve are connected biologically, hydrogeologically, and through conservation efforts. We (with a lot of help from our friends) have come a long way with trail building, trash cleanups, green fielding at Colemans, and now we’re gearing up for a species inventory to inform restoration work. WVWA and … Continue reading Mini-BioBlitz at Colemans Canyon

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco (Texas Highways)


This month’s Texas Highways features the Blanco on the cover!  The author–Joe Nick Patoski–covers a lot of river miles and even makes it to Jacob’s Well, the headwaters of Cypress Creek and an important tributary to the Blanco River. Discussion ranges from land stewardship and conservation efforts to the economy of the river towns, big … Continue reading Behold the Bounty of the Blanco (Texas Highways)

Recycling, Upcycling, and Greenfielding at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve


When WVWA purchased the Coleman’s Canyon property in 2019, there was a lot of work needed to restore the land.  Perhaps the biggest project was greenfielding the derelict buildings–removing structures and impervious cover. Finding opportunity in the challenge, David Baker, WVWA’s Executive Director, searched for a company that could strategically deconstruct the buildings to recycle, … Continue reading Recycling, Upcycling, and Greenfielding at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve