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.


Tue 13

Hays County Commissioners Court

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue 13

Blanco City Council Meeting

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 14

Woodcreek City Council Meeting

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu 15

Wimberley City Council Meeting

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 20

Hays County Commissioners Court

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Important message for Woodcreek North and Wimberley Valley residents...From May 31st to June 15th, Aqua Texas, in collaboration with the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District and The Watershed Association, will conduct an aquifer test for new wells outside Jacob's Well Groundwater Management Zone.During this period, we ask that you conserve water to ensure accurate measurements of the potential impact on Jacob’s Well and the surrounding water sources.This test aims to collect data on pumpage and water levels to protect Jacob’s Well, public water sources, and neighboring wells. The Aqua Test Wells, strategically located outside the Jacob's Well Groundwater Management Zone, offer a potential water supply that ideally will have less degradation of spring flow and adjacent groundwater users in the region. Verifying this requires a thorough monitoring effort during the aquifer test.The unique karst groundwater dynamics in the Jacob's Well-Tom Creek Fault Block make this test significant. It demands careful evaluation of potential pumping effects on Jacob's Well and nearby public and private wells. Conducting this test will enhance our understanding and management of the aquifer and give further insights into this complex groundwater system. Given the current drought conditions and pumping restrictions, measuring the impact during low flow and exceptionally low groundwater levels is critical. The data collected will inform future water management decisions.During the aquifer test, two wells will be pumped at approximately 390 gallons per minute for 48 hours. Monitoring efforts will assess the impact on water levels in thearea.This test is a cooperative field effort involving stakeholders committed to water conservation. Around 20 wells, including Jacob's Well, will be monitored within a 2-mile radius of the test wells to provide comprehensive data.There will be a 7-14 day background observation period, followed by a 48-hour pumping period. Conserving water from May 31st to June 15th will greatly assist in this research and benefit Jacob's Well and Cypress Creek.Your consideration of this important request for water conservation and stewardship is sincerely appreciated. Together, we hope to positively impact our community's knowledge of the aquifer's dynamics and use good science to inform public policy. For more detailed information please visit: you,David Baker, Executive Director of The Watershed Association ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ A day with Bob Mud✨Bob Mud is an artist, poet, and activist who creates from his heart. He lives in a small community in Brisbane, Australia where he offers programming that builds community, teaches alignment with nature, and helps people tap into their creativity as a means to connect, heal and inspire. 🍃Bob has dedicated his life to environmental advocacy and stewardship through deep service to the earth and its people. Weekly, Bob leads and actively participates in after-school art and music programming. He has traveled the world to share his potent and embodied message of conservation with others.🎨He creates art exclusively from natural and found materials from the environment and ignites a passion in his students, young and old, to love and respect nature and adopt an ethos of regenerative stewardship. This spring, Bob came to Wimberley as Art4Water’s first artist-in-residence to commune with the land and stressed water system here in the Texas Hill Country. He came to share a message of enduring stewardship with our community. While here, he hosted an experiential art workshop for the students of Blanco River Academy and Tiny Trees Preschool. Over thirty students and teachers gathered to participate in the hands-on workshop to produce earth art. The class included painting with a locally sourced palette of earthen ‘mud paints’, natural clay hand building, and musical instruments made from found materials. 💧Many special thanks to Bob Mud, Kristie Kimbell from Blanco River Academy, Robin Weeks from Tiny Trees, and David Baker and the Watershed Staff for a remarkable and memorable day of creativity and inspiration. We look forward to more collaborations with Bob Mud and other artists in future programming for Art4Water.🌀 ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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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