September 2013 News Archive

  • September 30, 2013
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September 30, 2013 Looking for a speaker to address conservation issues at your next meeting? Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist, Judit Green offers a variety of lectures on topics ranging from Wildlife Conservation, Wildscapes, Native Landscaping, Butterflies and more. Find a complete list of program highlights here. Remember HCA has many resources for speakers too! September 29, 2013 Save Our Scenic Hill Country Environment latest updates If you share concerns about costs, long-term planning, scenic blight and loss of property…

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2013 Water Catchment News

  • September 26, 2013
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September 23, 2013 Llano River Watershed Protection progress and water news from Junction Workgroups will tackle: Invasive Species, Riparian Protection, Water Quality, Upland Management and Water Supply issues. Learn more in the September Newsletter for the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Planning process. Learn More April 4, 2013 Collaboration News on the Upper Llano River Watershed The second newsletter of the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan is a great summary of events and progress. The Llano is so important to…

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2013 Water Quality News

  • September 26, 2013
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December 18, 2013 The Examiner speaks of direct discharge as a Hill Country “Land Heist.” “Terrell Graham and his wife’s family have owned their ranch in the Texas Hill Country for over 100 years. It’s remained a working farm and cattle ranch, and now Texas state government is stealing their land so private developers can discharge treated sewage from 1,500 new homes into the Lux family’s dry creek bed.” Link to this alarming article by Terry Hall here. Direct discharge permits are…

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2013 Water Planning News

  • September 26, 2013
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December 5, 2013 A new path forward for TWDB On Sept. 1, 2013, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) began serving the citizens of Texas under a new management structure with three full-time Board members. Between that time and the successful passage of Proposition 6 on Nov. 5, both the new Board members and agency staff have been hard at work preparing to implement the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas and to respond to other new legislation. Read More November…

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2013 Water Conservation News

  • September 26, 2013
  • News

October 20, 2013 Which activities use the most water? In April, 2013, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU), utility provider for the New Braunfels area, created a water usage exhibit to educate the community on which activities use the most water. Learn More August 15, 2013 Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn In hopes of enticing, or forcing, residents to abandon the scent of freshly cut grass, cities in this parched region have offered homeowners ever-increasing amounts to replace their lawns with…

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2013 Rainwater News

  • September 26, 2013
  • News

  December 13, 2013 2014 Kent S. Butler Memorial Groundwater Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) is now soliciting applications and essays for the 2014 Kent S. Butler Memorial Groundwater Stewardship Scholarship Essay Contest through Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The essay contest is open to high school juniors, seniors, and immediate graduates who reside in the Austin, Eanes, Dripping Springs, Hays Consolidated, Del Valle, and Lockhart school districts. Learn More December 4, 2013 For Groundwater, Political…

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2013 Groundwater News

February 10, 2013 Kudos to SAWS, but Day case is the real problem, not GCDs “Kudos are due to SAWS President and CEO Robert Puente for choosing a closer-to-home strategy that, along with continued efficiency improvements, will help the City meet its water needs far into the future. Here is hoping that the SAWS board and the Mayor give full support to this sensible approach. But, in the press release announcing the decision, SAWS expressed concern about the role of…

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