Upcoming Events

April 1 

Austin - "Creating Vibrant Green Cities: Lessons from Seoul South Korea and San Marcos" part of the Imagine Austin Speaker Series - Details


April 4

Boerne - 25th Annual Cibolo Nature Center Mostly Native Plant Sale (members only pre-sale April 3 from 5-7pm) - Details


April 4

San Antonio - Rain Barrel Workshop - Details


April 7-9

Dallas - Rainwater University 2015 by Texas A&M AgriLife - Who should attend: Texas Flood Plain Managers, Landscape Professionals, Engineers, Architects, Homeowners, Business Owners, Builders, School Districts, City, State and Federal Personnel - Details


April 9 

Fredericksburg- Water Conservation Expo, co-hosted by HCA. Details


April 9

Six-county wildlife program and tour by Texas Agri-Life Extention - Participating counties: Mason, Menard, McCulloch, Llano, Gillespie & Kimble - Details


April 18 

Junction - Oasis Pipeline Wildfire Recovery Workshop - Details


April 22

Jourdanton - Agri-life Workshop - Presentations by HCA's Sky Jones Lewey, Rainwater Harvesting Expert John Kight and more - Detail


April 23-24

Kerrville - The second annual Bennett Land Stewardship: “Keys to Hill Country Living" - Details


April 24-26

Fredericksburg - 5th Annual Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival - Details 


April 24-27

Marble Falls - 15th Annual Balcones Songbird Festival - Details 


May 29

San Marcos - Addressing Conflict with deer in our communities, hosted by TPWD, TWA and TSU - Details

Where the Aquatic Species Are!

This webpage is a starting point for understanding and exploring the aquatic species that inhabit specific habitats in the Edwards Aquifer of Central Texas. There are many unique species that have evolved in very speficic habitats within the aquifer system. Explore them here!

Click on the different habitats below to learn more about them: Profile Map limestone glenrose karstcave aquifer biodiversity spring river deepwarm biofilms

Webpage authored by Thomas Ryan, M.S., Aquatic Resources, Texas State University and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.

Other resources about aquatic species and karstic habitats:

US Fish and Wildlife 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on endangered species in the Hill Country

Edwards Aquifer Authority - webpage on aquatic ecosystem monitoring