TWDB to hold hearing on emergency flood funding

TWDB to hold hearing on emergency flood funding

  • December 7, 2015
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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will hold a stakeholder meeting to discuss the utilization of emergency flood funding recently transferred to the TWDB at the direction of Governor Greg Abbott.   The hearing will be held on December 14, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., in room E1.012 of the Texas Capitol. In November, Governor Abbott authorized the transfer of $6.8 million from the Disaster Contingency Account to the TWDB for the development of a high-tech network of stream gages and…

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Conservation Easement Workshop Presentations

The October 23rd Conservation Easement Workshop in Johnson City was a great success. Thank you to the Hill Country Land Trust, our wonderful sponsors and all who participated. Speaker presentations from the event are available below. Subscribe to HCA’s newsletter for updates on upcoming Conservation Easement Workshops here. Presentations: Protecting Texas with Conservation Easements – Burgess Jackson, Land Conservation Law The Role of Land Trusts – Frank Davis, Hill Country Conservancy Planning with Conservation Easements – Thomas Hall, Braun &…

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Zero Runoff Should Be Our Goal

Zero Runoff Should Be Our Goal

  • December 3, 2015
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“Water is a precious resource and yet we allow it to flow away.  In fact, in many cases we actually encourage it to go down the drain!  We have done an amazing job of drilling, piping, and moving water to accommodate our desired lifestyle.” Read more from these rainwater harvesting enthusiasts, our neighbors in Santa Fe; HarvestH2O…. Zero Runoff Should Be Our Goal by Doug Pushard Water is one of our most precious resources. Studies show that without drinking water…

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What we can learn from Foodies

What we can learn from Foodies

  • December 2, 2015
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“The sustainable food movement contains lessons that could apply to many other social movements.” This story featured in Next City is titled “What Urbanists Can Learn From Foodies” but anyone with an eye on shifting our culture to more healthy practices for the long-term can benefit from these strategies. Read more from Next City 

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Green Spaces Alliance Hires New Executive Director

Green Spaces Alliance Hires New Executive Director

  • December 1, 2015
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Gail Gallegos has been selected as the next Executive Director of Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas. With thirteen years of experience in the Natural Areas division of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department, Gail has overseen the design, development and management of several large natural area parks and properties.  Initially at Friedrich Wilderness Park, she was promoted to open and develop Medina River Natural Area, the first natural area on the city’s south side, and the only one with…

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