WVWA 2017 Annual Report, Big News for Hill Country Land Conservation, Can't-Miss Events, Mitchell's One Water Report, and more!

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Read all about our 2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS and our 2018 GOALS in our Annual Report.

RCCP Grant a Big Win for Hill Country Land Conservation

One of the Texas Hill Country Conservation Network’s first major collaborative efforts resulted in an award of over five million dollars from NRCS for land conservation and stewardship in the Hill Country. All of the grant money will fund private land stewardship and best management practices and land conservation across the Guadalupe and Colorado River Basins. Regional collaboration is paying off! None of the money goes to the organizations who won the grant and will administer it. That's why it's so important to support environmental nonprofits like WVWA.

Thank You for Amplifying WVWA!

You helped to support our conservation efforts and programming to connect people with nature. #AmplifyATX donations totaled $3,135. With the $2,500 match, we raised $5,635 in just 24 hours. We appreciate your generosity and support!

Didn't get to give on Amplify day?

WVWA Co-sponsoring 2018 Kent Butler Summit

The theme of this year's Summit is "Pipes, People, Pavement, and the Future of Water in the Hill Country." Presentations will cover some of the major issues determining the future of our region and its resources. You won’t want to miss it. See the full agenda here.

Wednesday April 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
TX State University
109 Student Center Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666  

$65 registration fee includes coffee, lunch, and a reception following the event.
Register Now! 

Texas Water Challenges Roundtable & Discussion

Wye River Group is hosting a three-hour interactive discussion exploring Texas water policy and premiering the film Texas Water Challenges Texas Capitol Auditorium April 11th, 2018 from 1pm-4pm. Are our public policies aligned to meet our expected doubling of our population by 2050? Hear insights from the top water experts in Texas in addition to the PANEL DISCUSSION featuring The Honorable Weir Labatt, The Honorable Bill Callegari and Dr. Robert Mace, pending: CE Williams, The Honorable Ed Emmett and Dr. Lloyd Potter

Please RSVP Jon Comola jrcomola@wrgh.org or us tel: 512 695 8806

Mitchell Foundation One Water Report

The future of our landscape across Texas is in jeopardy as population growth and climate change stretch our precious water resources thin and complicates water management during our famous weather extremes. The current water management paradigm in Texas does not adequately promote sustainable water management or place a priority on sustaining the needs of our environment. Leaders in sustainable solutions are rethinking our traditional urban water management practices, working to advance a more resilient strategy called integrated water management or “One Water.”

The concept of a coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources is not new, however, policy and practice in Texas and across our nation are severely out of sync with this approach. Read the report...

Recent Studies Find Pharmaceuticals in Fish

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), including pharmaceuticals like antidepressants, are accumulating in the brains of fish. Antidepressants are changing fish behavior in ways that could drastically alter aquatic ecosystems for the worse. Treated wastewater was determined to be the source of the drugs. Read "Happier–And More Likely to Be Eaten." 

Another reason to oppose discharging treated sewage effluent in Hill Country creeks. If you haven't yet, sign the #NoDrippingSewage petition today.

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Wimberley Valley Watershed Association
PO Box 2534
Wimberley, Texas 78676
512-722-3390
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