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

Ecoli Monitoring in Cypress Creek and the Blanco River – April 2021 Results


The Wimberley Water Advisory Group, a group of volunteers, has monitored both Cypress Creek and the Blanco River near Wimberley for E. Coli bacteria for decades.  Long-time supporters of this data gathering effort, the WVWA is coordinating with Pete Anderson and the volunteers to expand the availability of this monthly data collected during the swim … Continue reading Ecoli Monitoring in Cypress Creek and the Blanco River – April 2021 Results