David Baker honored with HCA Heart of the Hill Country Award

Our Executive Director, David Baker, was honored with this year’s Heart of the Hill Country Award. The award honors exceptional environmental stewards and recognizes their leadership in conservation. Cibolo Center for Conservation’s Carolyn Chipman Evans was also honored at the event. David and Carolyn join past recipients-Sky Lewey of the Nueces River Authority, Karen Ford of Water PR, Annalisa Peace of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, and Christy Muse former Executive Director of the Hill Country Alliance.

The Heart of The Hill Country Award was created by HCA in 2019 to recognize and thank our region’s greatest natural resource champions. Previous recipients of the award Annalisa Peace, and Karen Ford will present the 2022 awards.

This year’s honorees are Carolyn Chipman Evans, CEO of the Cibolo Center for Conservation and David Baker, Founder & Executive Director of Watershed Association and Art4Water – two individuals who have spent decades championing and stewarding the natural resources of our region.

Carolyn and David will be presented with a beautiful award, designed and crafted by Hill Country artist J.J. Priour using Cordova limestone and glass. Much like the limestone used in his art, Priour has deep ties to the Hill Country and his late father Damian was instrumental to the formation of the Hill Country Alliance.

Announcement from the Hill Country Alliance 2022 Hill Country Leadership Summit webpage.