September 2012 News Archive

  • September 30, 2012
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September 27, 2012 Become a citizen scientist during Wildlife Field Research at Cibolo Nature Center Oct. 8-13 Volunteers interested in learning about Hill Country wildlife and contributing to its scientific study are encouraged to become citizen scientists during the Wildlife Field Research “bio-blitz” taking place Oct. 8-13 at the Cibolo Nature Center. Wildlife Field Research is free and open to participants of all ages and skill levels. Learn More Meeting love for the outdoors City and county planners may not…

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2012 Water Catchment News

  • September 26, 2012
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December 9, 2012 Everyone lives in a Watershed – Find out what’s happening along the Llano At HCA, we prefer the term “Water Catchment Area”. Many great water catchment area planning projects are in the works around the Hill Country. The Upper Llano partnership includes residents in Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Menard, Real, and Sutton counties who recognize their “obligation to future generations to maintain the health of the Upper Llano Watershed. Read more about this project here. Find out more about…

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2012 Water Quality News

  • September 26, 2012
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December 4, 2012 Wimberley considers wastewater discharge The Wimberley City Council is hosting a meeting Wednesday, December 5th at 6 pm to consider public input about wastewater discharge into Deer Creek. Wimberley creeks flow to the Blanco, which recharges the Edwards Aquifer. Infrastructure decisions about water and roads have long term consequences. Healthy natural resources, flowing clean waters and scenic beauty are all essential components of the Wimberley economy. Helpful resources about water quality in the Hill Country including other debated discharge…

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2012 Water Planning News

December 17, 2012 Behind the scary water headlines It’s hard to look at any media in Texas today without being confronted by a dire outlook on the state’s water future. The jarring effects of a deep drought and the steep price tag attached to the state’s water plan definitely make for attention-grabbing copy. But for those who care about sustainable management of our limited water resources, property rights and fiscal discipline in the state budget, it’s worth a look behind…

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2012 Water Conservation News

  • September 26, 2012
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December 9, 2012 Water Conservation Matters – even with no drought What Mike says to San Angelo can apply throughout the Hill Country, “If San Angelo and the region are to continue to survive and prosper economically and if Texas is to be sustainable with its limited water resources, then residents must learn to conserve water all the time — not just in drought situations.” Learn More September 26, 2012 SAWS to Take Water Conservation Outside: Just Say “NO” to Automatic…

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2012 Rainwater News

  • September 26, 2012
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December 9, 2012 Water Conservation Matters – even with no drought What Mike says to San Angelo can apply throughout the Hill Country, “If San Angelo and the region are to continue to survive and prosper economically and if Texas is to be sustainable with its limited water resources, then residents must learn to conserve water all the time — not just in drought situations.” Learn More November 21, 2012 TWDB Accepting Applications for the 2012 Texas Rain Catcher Award Applications…

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2012 Groundwater News

December 12, 2012 In Central Texas, a rush to secure water rights Amid a persistent drought that has rattled Texans about water supplies, cities and investors are jockeying to purchase millions of gallons of underground water and pipe it to rapidly growing communities. More from Statesman.com October 16, 2012 Austin voters to consider water quality protection purchases on November ballot “Development-rights deals keep the land in private hands and typically involve no access to the general public.” This is one of…

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A fiscal conservative’s manifesto against sprawl

“But, while my concern with sprawling growth patterns was rooted in their effect on the landscape, on the environment, and on severely compromised populations left behind, Chuck is all about the money. As Thoughts on Building Strong Towns makes quite clear, Chuck believes that sprawl is a Ponzi scheme and we the taxpayers are the ones left holding the empty bags.” More from Kaid Benfield.

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