TCEQ awards Meadows Center $350,000 for Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University has been awarded a $351,101 grant from the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to implement Years 4-6 of the Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan (WPP).

The Cypress Creek WPP is the result of a six-year collaboration between numerous stakeholders working together to keep Cypress Creek clean, clear and flowing. After the plan was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and TCEQ in 2016, The Meadows Center began working with stakeholders to implement strategies that reduce stormwater runoff, pollution and protect flow for Cypress Creek and its tributaries.

Located in Hays County, the Cypress Creek watershed is a significant tributary to the Blanco River. Cypress Creek and its spring-fed source, Jacob’s Well, are considered major features for the Wimberley Valley and the people who live there.

Read more from Anna Huff with Texas State University Newsroom here.