Wimberley Area Is Invited to Eco-Day at the Henly South Fire Station
Saturday, June 20, 2009 from 10 to 5:30

At the Henly South Fire Station on FM 2325 at Plainview Road, across from Hill Country Ranches (White Rabbit)

Tips about how to maintain our ecosystem through sustainable practices at Eco-Day.
Photo © VisitWimberley.com

Wondering about the feasibility of using solar power in your own home? Thought about setting up a rainwater collection system? Curious about land management, oak wilt, and how to make an easy-to-construct wildlife rainwater collector?

Bring the family for a whole day of interesting presentations and demonstrations, or pop in for those that interest you most. The property owners association for the Hill Country Ranches neighborhood is sponsoring a full day of information for you.

Take home something useful from the presentations on the schedule below and visit display booths with composting, aquifer, recycling and watershed models. All are welcome!


10:00 - Jamie Kinscherff with Argus Ecoservices will speak about land management and land stewardship.

11:00 - Bryan Davis, Natural Resource Agent in San Antonio, will talk about oak wilt and easy-to-make wildlife rainwater collectors. He will arrive early to assemble one of these "guzzlers" to be raffled.

Noon - Lunch. Sandwiches, chips, drinks, cookies will be available.

12:30 - Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA, from Barley & Pfeiffer Architects, will speak about green building. Pfeiffer has appeared on The Today Show and This Old House in green building segments.

1:30 - Billy Kniffen, Rainwater Specialist with Agri-Life Extension Service, will speak on rainwater catchment systems for the home.

2:30 - Jan Fulkerson, Urban Wildland Interface Specialist with the Texas Forest Service, will speak about the Firewise Program and how to landscape around your house to help prevent the spread of wildfire.

3:30 - Roger Jennings from Texas Solar Energy will speak about solar energy solutions for the home and the big energy leachers in our homes.

4:30 - Ray Franklin, Hays County Master Naturalist, will demonstrate the Rainfall Simulator and talk about how the land has changed throughout history and the importance of preservation.

Booths and displays will be open throughout the day, including demonstrations of models of a watershed and an aquifer, composting, water conservation activities, a fire truck, and information about programs and opportunities.