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Blanco River Land Conservation Seminar in Wimberley, Texas
The beautiful Blanco River, Lone Man Creek, Cypress Creek and all the little creeks and streams that run throughout Wimberley are vital to life and to our way of life. And everyone knows the importance of healthy aquifers, the water supply for Wimberley and Central Texas. Everything over and around these water sources affects usage and potability. On November 3, 2005, a free seminar will answer many questions about this critical resource.
Fishing, a great excuse to hang out in the Blanco River on a nice day.

All who are in the Wimberley area and others interested in water issues for Central Texas are invited to attend a free seminar on Blanco River Land Conservation Thursday, November 3, 2005 at 3 PM. The seminar will be held at Old Glory Ranch, which is, itself, situated on either side of the Blanco River.

Topics included in this seminar are
  • Discussion on the Blanco River
  • Land Fragmentation
  • Blanco River Project Update
  • Land Trusts
  • Conservation Easements
  • Purchase of Development Rights
There will be a question and answer session following the seminar.

The Wimberley Valley is comprised of thirteen different watersheds that flow into the larger Guadalupe-Blanco River basin. A ridge or other elevated land area separates one watershed from another.

When it rains, water flows over land and into our creeks and streams. The Blanco River, Lone Man Creek, Cypress Creek and an assortment of other spring fed streams in the Wimberley area are all supported by an intricate ground water system. Everything that happens in the watershed affects water quality.

The seminar offers a great opportunity to learn more about the water supply, management, quality and land use.

Old Glory Ranch is located in Wimberley on River Road, 3.5 miles west of the intersection of Ranch Road 12 and River Road. Entrance to the ranch is on the left, marked with flags and an Old Glory Ranch sign.

Please RSVP to Steve Jester, The Nature Conservancy, at 512-847-0790.


The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association
Dedicated to protecting water quality and sustainability in the Wimberley Valley.

The Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust
The mission of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust is to promote and encourage the conservation, stewardship and enjoyment of the land and water resources of the Guadalupe River Watershed, while maintaining its unique and irreplaceable natural heritage.

The Nature Conservancy
The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Conservation Easements: A Guide for Texas Landowners
Conservation easements are an effective means of conserving property while maintaining private ownership. The terms of the easement are flexible and each one is unique. They are written to carry out each landowner's wishes for the future of his or her property.


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