that supports a clean, clear, and flowing San Marcos River for the future as it was in the past.
The Upper San Marcos River Watershed Protection Plan (Upper SMRWPP) is a plan that seeks to reduce water resource concerns by addressing water quality and quantity issues in the Upper San Marcos River Watershed.
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Petrochemical manufacturer Formosa Plastics has agreed to pay $50 million to settle a lawsuit in which a judge ruled the company illegally dumped billions of plastic pellets and other pollutants into Lavaca Bay and other waterways, according to the settlement. Read more.
Proposition 8 asks voters to amend the Texas Constitution to create a state fund dedicated to promoting larger scale flood-prevention projects. Read more.
More than 525 volunteers picked up over 7,000 pounds of trash and recyclable material during the City of San Marcos Fall River Cleanup on Oct. 5.
Volunteers worked in strategic watershed-impacting areas throughout the City to retrieve an estimated 5,400 pounds of trash and 1,740 pounds of recycling, including 13 tires, from causing damage to streams and wildlife habitats.
Do you want to encourage better lighting in Hays County that reduces glare and protects our common view of the night sky?
The HCFNS is being formed to do just that, plus to support communities in Hays County which want to keep or obtain Dark Sky Place designations from the International Dark-Sky Association, encourage others in areas of Hays County not covered by designations or ordinances, and provide education to further these efforts.
The study, published this week in the journal Nature, used a newly developed modeling tool to look at how freshwater ecosystems have been affected by groundwater and how they will continue to be affected if current practices continue.
The springs that once played host to an underwater theme park are now protected, and the group leading conservation efforts at Spring Lake is offering an up-close view of the area’s ecology.
The springs that form Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River, host a variety of endangered species, including the Texas blind salamander.