The Watershed Association works across several impact areas to ensure a holistic approach to watershed protection through engaging people in land and water conservation throughout the Texas Hill Country. Click here to learn more and support our work.

The Watershed Association is a non-profit organization located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, born out of a love for water.

Founded in 1996, the Watershed Association has been working to protect water through land conservation and education across the Hill Country.

Our vision is to create a greater understanding community-wide of the many benefits that flow from a respectful relationship with the land: human health, ecological health, economic sustainability, enriched community life, and the renewal of the human spirit.


Oct 03

Hays County Commissioners Court

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oct 05

Wimberley City Council Meeting

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oct 10

Hays County Commissioners Court

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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** Friends of The Watershed; Friendly reminder to Like & Follow our new Facebook page. Link in bio.**💧Did you know? Different parts of Texas have different relationships with water. 💧Water is equally important across Texas, but where we live in the state affects how we interact with it. Let’s take a closer look at how The Hill Country handles water in their region. Water is what makes the Hill Country gorgeous. And also vulnerable.The Texas Hill Country boasts breathtaking scenery, drawing people from all over the world with its rolling hills and enchanting sunsets. Water plays a pivotal role in its allure—abundant and beautiful, yet quite fragile.This region depends on the Edwards Aquifer, a karst aquifer that fills up fast and empties even faster. Despite its allure, the Hill Country teeters precariously between flooding and drought. Recognizing the fragility of its water resources is crucial to sustaining the region's vitality, growth, and harmonious flow. Read more about how you can support your local Watershed by visiting the link in our bio & subscribe to our newsletter for news and updates. 🩵Thank you for continued love & supprt!📸: Matthew Guthrie ~ Follow his Instagram @ HikeATX ... See MoreSee Less
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**Friendly Reminder to like and follow our new Facebook page(link in bio) REPOSTING from KUT AustinAqua Texas, a water utility company with customers in Hays County, was fined nearly half a million dollars for pumping almost twice the amount of water it was allowed last year out of the Trinity Aquifer, which feeds Jacob's Well.“It’s, by far, the largest fine that’s been assessed to anybody at this groundwater district,” said Charlie Flatten, general manager of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, which issued the fine last spring.The Trinity Aquifer supplies water to the Wimberley and Dripping Springs areas. Flatten said overpumping is partially responsible for Jacob's Well running dry this year.Flatten said this isn’t the first time Aqua Texas has pumped more than its permit allowed to customers.“It’s pretty habitual,” he said. “But this is a special circumstance caused by the most severe drought that we’ve had since the '50s.”David Baker, executive director of the nonprofit The @WatershedAssociation, has worked to protect Jacob’s Well and the surrounding natural environment for almost 30 years. He said his organization was involved in talks with officials from the groundwater conservation district and Aqua Texas executives about ways to mitigate drought and conserve water in the region.“It’s really unacceptable to just sort of ignore the guidelines that the groundwater district has set up,” Baker said. “To not comply with those rules, we think contributed to the situation we’re in now significantly.”The lack of water at Jacob’s Well has caused a local disaster, he said.“The county has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from not being able to allow swimmers there for the past two summers,” Baker said. He said he’s concerned it’ll only get worse.Flatten said the problem is the district can’t do anything to limit overconsumption; it can only administer fines.“This is a pattern, this is a business model,” he said. “They are in the business not to conserve water for the future, but to sell water to their customers because they’ve gotta fulfill payouts to their shareholders.”Visit to read more from @mayafawazie.Photo: @michaelminasi ... See MoreSee Less
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The Texas Brewshed Alliance
We believe in action and that’s what we’re here for! Every small action has a ripple effect. Every vote counts, every drop matters. All we can do is attempt to make changes to the world around us for the better. Tides are shifting around us but it’s critical to remain empowered to take action even when it can feel daunting. -Sending love to each wonderful soul that came out to our pilot event a beer release yesterday. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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