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In August 1992, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the SOS Water Quality Ordinance and the Save Our Springs Alliance was incorporated to defend and advocate for the ordinance, Barton Springs, and the Edwards Aquifer ecosystem.

Now, 22 years later, as the threats to Barton Springs and the aquifer unfortunately continue,  we're still here fighting to protect them.

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SOS benefits from HEB Coupon Promotion
Wednesday, 02 April 2014

Save Our Springs Alliance is pleased to announce that H-E-B, in recognition of Earth Day, has selected EarthShare of Texas to be the April beneficiary for its in-store coupon promotion. This means that customers can tear off and add check-out coupons worth $1, $3, or $5 to their total bill to support environmental work throughout the State of Texas for the entire month of April.

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Grandfathers Return -- Zombies Face Limits
Sunday, 23 March 2014

The long-delayed project duration/grandfathering ordinance will be back before the Austin Planning Commission Tuesday evening and on the City Council agenda Thursday.  Read the draft ordinance and supporting information from the PC agenda here (third PDF from the bottom).

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Speaking of Zombies...
Sunday, 23 March 2014

The zombie aquifer toll road, approved by a lame duck majority of the Travis County Commissioners for an additional $15 million of taxpayer-supported debt last Tuesday, faces renewed scrutiny for yet another new traffic study, dated March 3, 2014 but unaddressed by the county, CAMPO, or TxDOT officials.

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Lame Duck Toll Road Goosed Forward
Friday, 21 March 2014

After a one week postponement, the lame duck Travis County Commissioners' Court voted 4-to-1 to pay $15 million more of county taxpayer dollars toward the SH 45 SW aquifer toll road. Two of those four votes will be off of the county governing body come January, replaced by Democratic party nominees Sarah Eckhardt (county judge) and Brigid Shea (commissioner). (In these two races, the Republican candidates stand virtually no chance of prevailing.)  Both Eckhardt and Shea oppose the project. You can watch the lively citizen testimony and debate here (advance the video to 44:30).

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Barton Springs Protected - Urban (watershed) Legend Corrected
Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Read the Austin Chronicle's report on the good work of Austin City Councilmember Laura Morrison and her staff to reverse city staff policy that would have allowed high density development on Robert E. Lee Road just up the hill from Barton Springs.  Special thanks go to Councilmember Morrison, Chronicle reporter Amy Smith, and vigilant and active Zilker neighbors.

 

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Thu Apr 24 @04:00PM - 06:00PM
Mopac, SH 45 SW and Barton Springs Presentation
Fri Apr 25 @10:45AM - 05:00PM
Kent Butler Summit
Sat Apr 26 @09:00AM - 11:30AM
Barton Creek Hike
Sat Apr 26 @12:00PM - 06:00PM
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Jump Into Barton Springs
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2014 New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge
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