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News and Announcements

SBCA Receives APF Grant for Goat Cave Karst Preserve

On December 5, 2015, SBCA received a $8,860 grant from the Austin Parks Foundation to replace the existing kiosk and […]

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Volunteer with SBCA for National Trails Day--Now on June 11th

*RESCHEDULED DATE: June 11th UPDATE: Unfortunately due to recent weather and health concerns for our trails, Austin Parks Foundation has […]

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SBCA Receives $48,800 TPWD Grant

On May 2nd, SBCA received a $48,800 CO-OP grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife to work with long-time partner Texas […]

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Roy Bedichek

Texan, Writer, and Naturalist

…I will fight for Barton Creek, Boggy Creek, cedar-covered limestone hills, blazing star, and bluebonnets, golden cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos, and so on through the catalogue of the natural environment of Austin, Texas. It is through this natural environment that I love America.