Advocacy is where SBCA started, and it remains a crucial part of our work today. We fight for strong water quality and flood protections at the city and regional levels.

SBCA members helped draft Austin’s first watershed ordinances in the 1980s and gave input to the esteemed Save Our Springs Ordinance in 1992. In 1987, we advocated for the creation of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD). SBCA members served as volunteers on numerous city task forces, boards and commissions. SBCA leaders got elected to the BSEACD and the Austin City Council.

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