Resources

Check out these additional resources for more information

Austin Sierra Club

The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a volunteer organization of over 4500 members. We’ve been an integral part of the Austin scene since 1968. Our goal is to ensure that the Austin area remains a healthy, vibrant, place to live. We believe that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world, and we offer a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to support our goal.

 

Austin Youth River Watch

Austin Youth River Watch is a multi-year, after-school and summer program for high school students, combining peer mentoring with intensive environmental education.

 

Barton Springs / Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District is committed to conserving, protecting, recharging, and preventing waste of groundwater and preserving all aquifers in the District.

 

City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide, protect and preserve a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community.

 

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

Watershed Protection protects lives, property and the environment of our community by reducing the impact of flood, erosion and water pollution.

 

Friends of Barton Springs Pool

The Friends of Barton Springs Pool creates a community of people dedicated to restoring, improving and maintaining the pool and surrounding grounds through organizing, advocacy, volunteer work, education and fun.

 

Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance

The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes effective broad-based advocacy for protection and preservation of the Edwards Aquifer, its springs, watersheds, and the Texas Hill Country that sustains it. The Edwards Aquifer is the source of the largest springs in Texas and the sole source of drinking water for more than 1.5 million Central Texas residents.

 

Hill Country Conservancy

A nonprofit land trust committed to preserving the natural beauty and open spaces of the Texas Hill Country – forever.

 

Imagine Austin

Imagine Austin is our plan for the future. Fueled by ideas and contributions from the Austin community, this 30-year plan for the city is based on Austin’s greatest asset: its people.

 

Lower Colorado River Authority

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) provides reliable, cost-effective electric, water and other public services of value and is a responsible steward of the river and the basin’s natural resources. LCRA is a Texas conservation and reclamation district operating with no taxing authority.

 

Save Our Springs Alliance

The Save Our Springs Alliance works to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its springs and contributing streams, and the natural and cultural heritage of the Hill Country region and its watersheds, with special emphasis on Barton Springs.

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

 

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality strives to protect our state’s public health and natural resources consistent with sustainable economic development. Our goal is clean air, clean water, and the safe management of waste.

 

Travis Audubon Society

Travis Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. We are a non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status, governed by a 12-person Board of Directors and managed by a full-time Executive Director. Many of our programs and activities are organized and led by a dedicated, experienced, and highly skilled corps of volunteers.

 

U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

 

Wimberley Valley Watershed Association

Clean groundwater, available in sufficient quantities to sustain the entire ecosystem, is essential to Wimberley Valley’s ongoing cultural and commercial prosperity. The Association’s mission was specifically developed to ensure communities are aware of their connection and responsibilities to the watershed and are capable of implementing water policies that will ensure water quality and availability for future generations.