Protecting and preserving a clean, flowing, and accessible San Marcos River through water and land conservation, advocacy, and community engagement.
Numerous surveys are conducted in recharge zones to 1) locate natural karst features which serve as rechharge conduits, 2) identify endangered and invasive species, and 3) perform dye-tracing to establish aquifer flow patterns. A thousand dollars covers the cost of topographical studies and LIDAR mapping or comprehensive studies of flora and fauna
This amount covers the cost of supporting one citizen scientist and one site for one year with the necessary chemical reagents and supplies to conduct Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) approved testing
This reflects the cost of a TCEQ approved water quality monitoring kit used by up to 10 volunteers to monitor sites along the San Marcos River and the tributaries that feed into it
For our many river clean ups, this amount covers the cost of trash bags and net bags given out to recreations tubers and clean-up crews for one full year, along with 30 pairs of work gloves and one dozen tools (pruners, rakes, and shovels) to remove invasive species and replant with natives