Zebra Mussels Discovered in Canyon Lake

Zebra Mussels Discovered in Canyon Lake

  • June 12, 2017
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Invasive zebra mussels have now been positively identified in the Guadalupe River Basin in what is now the state’s southernmost affected lake. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) fisheries biologists and game wardens confirmed the presence of zebra mussels at Canyon Lake June 8. Employees at Canyon Lake Marina noticed the zebra mussels while working on a boat that had been stored in a slip at Crane’s Mill Marina and contacted TPWD to report the discovery and to get verification.…

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Austin Parks: We’re No. 46

Austin Parks: We’re No. 46

The Trust for Public Land (www.tpl.org) has released its annual “ParkScore” index, and reports that Austin ranks 46th among the 100 largest U.S. cities in ratings for park access, size, and facilities and investment. According to the Trust’s release, Austin’s park system “earned strong scores for park acreage and dog parks, but was hurt by below-average marks for park access.” Austin did move up one spot – from last year’s 47th place – but the change does not reflect “substantive…

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Commentary: Legislation not good for Kendall County

Commentary: Legislation not good for Kendall County

Milan J. Michalec | Boerne Star | An Open Letter to Sen. Campbell and Rep. Biedermann, I have been following and actively commenting on SB 2273 to create Kendall County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) No. 4 by (Sen. Donna) Campbell since it was filed on April 12. Despite my best efforts to offer testimony during the “Public Hearing” before the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, this bill was voted out of committee favorably. Characterized as “local and noncontroversial”…

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Texas Sues to Kick Bird Off Endangered Species List

Texas Sues to Kick Bird Off Endangered Species List

The Texas General Land Office and Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, are suing the federal government to take the golden- cheeked warbler off the endangered species list. Their lawsuit, filed on Monday, argues that the golden-cheeked warbler isn’t really endangered and that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service hasn’t considered recent scientific evidence that would prove it. The area in dispute is 35 central Texas counties, including the ones surrounding San Antonio and Austin, where landowners are required…

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17 Hill Country Communities Represented at Regional Dark Sky Conference in Fredericksburg

17 Hill Country Communities Represented at Regional Dark Sky Conference in Fredericksburg

“There are more community efforts to preserve the night sky in the Hill Country than there are in any other similarly sized region on earth.” That was the message from Dr. John Barentine, Program Manager for the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), at the Hill Country Dark Sky Conference in Fredericksburg on Friday, May 19th. “And, as this region grows, these efforts will pay off in a higher quality of life, energy savings, increased tourism, and a night sky worthy of…

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