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Boost Protection for Texas’ Pristine Waters


There are only a few truly pristine rivers left in Texas. SB 1747 and HB 4146 (passed on 5/11/21) would help protect them.  Help by voicing support for this bill.  Only about 40 streams out of over 2,000 streams in all of Texas are considered pristine because they have no detectable phosphorous–found in wastewater. Included, … Continue reading Boost 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

Earth Day Legislative Update


Things move very quickly at this stage in the legislative process. The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance provided an Earth Day update (4/22/21) with some great news: The Texas legislature is giving us some real reasons to celebrate Earth Day! We are delighted to inform you that yesterday the House of Representatives voted final approval to one of our favorite … Continue reading Earth Day Legislative Update