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Guided Wildflower Hike

Join us for a wildflower hike with our expert plant guide, Sabina Ibarrola on Sunday, Apr. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Mueller Lake Park! She led us on our March native plant hike and is well-trained in herbal medicine and earth-spirit wisdom. Furthermore, click on the link to learn about Ibarrola’s practice and training:  https://sabinaibarrola.com/

April is the height of wildflower season here in central Texas, so we will find plenty of beautiful blooms! Wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water bottle.  This should be a pretty leisurely walk.

**Please remember to update your RSVP if your plans have changed and you can no longer attend this event — this opens up spots for anyone on the waitlist!**

Happy Hour! Climate Impacts to Edwards Aquifer Wildlife and Water

Hang out with us for happy hour on Monday, Mar. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Baker Street Pub! This month, we’ll learn about fish and wildlife in the southern Great Plains and the Edwards Aquifer, as well as Texas climate and water.

Recently, the federal government released the Fourth National Climate Assessment report. In detail, the report discusses the vulnerability of the Edwards Aquifer, the growing water demands, and endangered species. Furthermore, it states that solutions required to address climate impacts on the aquifer will include ways to increase water supply, decrease demand, and reduce the impact of urbanization.

Our speakers will be two of the authors who worked on this report, Cindy Loeffler and Jay Banner.

Guided Hike: Greenbelt Geology!

Join us as Geologist Linda McCall leads us on a Barton Creek Greenbelt hike on Friday, Mar. 22, at 2 p.m.! McCall currently serves as the Public Information Geologist at the Bureau of Economic Geology and is a member of both the Texas Groundwater Protection and Texas Environmental Education Advisory committees. In addition, McCall dedicates her time towards building a better understanding about natural resources.  Hope we see you there!

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SBCA on CodeNEXT

Save Barton Creek Association strives to be an objective opinion on Austin’s development in regards to water quality and green space integrity. Our organization analyzes Austin’s CodeNEXT zoning code to determine the cities ability to protect our creeks, rivers and watersheds.

Read More:

CodeNEXT Community Viewpoints Paper

Living Springs Installation Celebration

The SBCA-supported Living Springs project will debut the new installation at Splash! at Barton Springs this Saturday, April 25th.  Stop by any time from noon onward to check it out.

 

After Saturday’s event, the documentary film will be available at all times for viewing at the Splash! Exhibit.

 

Karen Kocher and her team are still in the process of creating additional content for the project, but this installation marks a significant milestone after 4 years of constant documentary work. Save Barton Creek Association and the Living Springs team would like to thank everyone for their support to date.
If you would like to support the production of our new work, click the photo, or visit livingspringsaustin.org. You may also donate via the SBCA website. Please specify “Living Springs” in the “Add special instructions to seller” section when redirected to PayPal.