Parks and Open Space Projects


Nature is more important than ever these days.  As the fastest growing county in Texas, Hays County has taken a proactive approach to setting aside sensitive lands and preserving them as parks and open spaces.  The $75 million bond funding approved by voters (Prop A) in the November 2020 election will help increase access to … Continue reading Parks and Open Space Projects

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


The TPWD Commissioners voted to approve funds to acquire the environmentally sensitive Honey Creek Ranch on August 26, 2021!  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.   Honey Creek Ranch was going to be a subdivision, but … 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)