TCEQ Denies Pristine Streams Rulemaking Petition but…


From January 31 to March 30, over 1200 comments were submitted on the TCEQ Pristine Streams rule change petition.  This had incredible effect on the Commissioners as they met on March 30th to hear public comments and take action on the petition.  Over an hour of eloquent, heart-felt, researched comments made a lasting impression. Blanco … Continue reading TCEQ Denies Pristine Streams Rulemaking Petition but…

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