WVWA’s Response to Court Rulings on the PHP


On Wednesday, March 4th at 9:00 am, Judge Pittman will rule on a temporary injunction against the Permian Highway Pipeline. The public is welcome to attend; please adhere to the respectful rules of the courtroom. 501 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701, 9-1:00 pm [update posted 3/3/2020] Response to Judge Pittman’s Ruling The Wimberley Valley … Continue reading WVWA’s Response to Court Rulings on the PHP

URGENT: Call to Action to Protect Our Springs!


The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (HTGCD) will be voting on two rules that are intended to protect spring flow from the Trinity aquifer to Jacob’s Well and Pleasant Valley Springs, the primary source of water to Cypress Creek and the Blanco River. By adopting Rule 15 (Option 1) and Rule 16, this Wednesday, October … Continue reading URGENT: Call to Action to Protect Our Springs!

WVWA joins with other cities to file an intent to sue the federal government


A coalition of Central Texas cities and conservation organizations are notifying the federal government that they will sue if it fails to hold Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) project accountable to requirements outlined in the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The cities of Kyle, Austin, and San Marcos have joined with the Barton Springs Edwards … Continue reading WVWA joins with other cities to file an intent to sue the federal government

GEAA Shares Their Endorsements for You Votes on 3 Texas Propositions


You will have the opportunity to vote for ten Propositions for Texas on November 5th.  GEAA is delighted to endorse three of these measures: Proposition 5 (SJR 24) “The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the … Continue reading GEAA Shares Their Endorsements for You Votes on 3 Texas Propositions

Helping Protect Groundwater Quality – Trash Cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon


As part of the great Texas River Cleanup on Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) combined forces with Danforth Middle School to host a trash cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon Preserve. This land is situated directly above the Wimberley Bat Cave, lies within the newly christened Jacobs Well Groundwater Management Zone, and … Continue reading Helping Protect Groundwater Quality – Trash Cleanup at Coleman’s Canyon

TESPA sues Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District over Needmore Permit


The Trinity Edwards Springs Protection Association (TESPA) announced on February 11th, 2020 that it has filed suit in Travis County District Court challenging the decision by the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) to issue a permit to Needmore Water, LLC to withdraw about 289 million gallons of groundwater each year in Hays County … Continue reading TESPA sues Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District over Needmore Permit

Blanco Residents Urge the City to Consider Better Alternatives to Dumping in the Blanco River


Last Sunday October 20th Protect Our Blanco held an open membership meeting at Gem of the Hills with local and regional experts to share information with local residents about the water quality threats to the Blanco River from wastewater discharge. Below we share with you some of the research and information that was shared at … Continue reading Blanco Residents Urge the City to Consider Better Alternatives to Dumping in the Blanco River