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David Baker honored with HCA Heart of the Hill Country Award


Our Executive Director, David Baker, was honored with this year’s Heart of the Hill Country Award. The award honors exceptional environmental stewards and recognizes their leadership in conservation. Cibolo Center for Conservation’s Carolyn Chipman Evans was also honored at the event. David and Carolyn join past recipients-Sky Lewey of the Nueces River Authority, Karen Ford … Continue reading David Baker honored with HCA Heart of the Hill Country Award

About the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well


The Watershed Association is proud to host the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well featured in the recent Texas Water Development Board video: Groundwater sampling helps better understand Edwards-Trinity Aquifers. The Multiport Well was one of two wells installed earlier this year to better measure recharge and aquifer dynamics in the Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone.  … Continue reading About the Jacob’s Well Multiport Monitor Well

Development in Austin’s ETJ Threatens Groundwater Quality


Municipal Utility Districts, like the one proposed at Hays Commons, are often outside of city limits or within small communities, where there are fewer environmental protections.  Because groundwater supplies have expansive recharge areas, land use over those sensitive areas should be well-planned to safeguard community water supplies, groundwater quality, and way of life for those … Continue reading Development in Austin’s ETJ Threatens Groundwater Quality

Future of Blanco County Meeting – Drought, Groundwater & Conservation Recap


It was so heartening to see the crowd at the Future of Blanco County meeting last night.  We’re proud to be part of it!  Thank you, City of Blanco, Hill Country Alliance, Selah – Bamberger Preserve, Comal County Conservation Alliance, and friends and neighbors in Blanco County. Drought, Groundwater Pumping, and Conservation are an integral … Continue reading Future of Blanco County Meeting – Drought, Groundwater & Conservation Recap