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    We're proud to support the work of Hill Country Conservancy on this ambitious 30-mile long regional trail. Visit the first segment of the trail today.

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News and Announcements

SBCA Annual Awards Dinner November 23

We’re celebrating another year of protecting Barton Creek, Barton Springs, and the Edwards Aquifer and want to share the evening […]

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Barton Springs University Sept. 18th

Join SBCA, SOS Alliance, Watershed Protection, and many more partners for Barton Springs University on September 18th from 8am-7pm. We […]

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Who Builds our City?

Article taken from SBCA Newsletter, Volume 36 Issue I – Fall 2015   Recently, observers of Austin City government were […]

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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.