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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.

Please join us, we need your support!

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Important Community Meeting Tuesday
Friday, 27 March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, at 6 - 7:30 p.m., at the Austin High School cafeteria

Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea, Austin Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo, and AISD representatives will host this community meeting on the proposal to add the 4 toll lanes on Mopac, with double-decker, tolled  "direct connectors"   proposed through Zilker Park, across Lady Bird Lake, and wrapping around Austin High School before tying in to Cesar Chavez.  The Tuesday public meeting falls within the final few days for official public comment on the Mopac expansion proposal and the larger CAMPO 2040 long range transportation plan for the Austin metro region.  Go to KeepMopacLocal.org for more information - and to send one email to the official CAMPO comment process and our local elected officials.

 
Double Decker Mopac Bridge? Backdoor Loop Costs How Much?
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

d you know our local toll road authority wants to build a second deck on top of the Mopac bridge over Lady Bird Lake? Probably not. They don't really want you to know. But here is CTRMA's own diagram, showing two additional tolled lanes wedged into the middle of the existing bridge and two more on a second level on top. The upper "direct connector" lanes would flyover and tie into Cesar Chavez, merging in some way that remains sketchy with existing traffic heading in and out of downtown.

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Amplify Austin and Save Our Springs
Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Amplify Austin is a 24 hour online giving festival scheduled for March 5-6th, 2015 

SOS Alliance has been Austin's water watchdog since 1992

  Please help us keep Barton Springs clean and flowing!

Go to our fundraising page to schedule your donation by clicking here.

 
Help Bring Accountability to Toll Roads
Saturday, 07 February 2015

Please take a few minutes to email the Travis County Commissioners Court and ask that they appoint environmental attorney Marisa Perales to the board of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA). The Commissioners Court will vote on the nominations on Tuesday.

Their emails are sarah.eckhardt@traviscountytx.gov, brigid.shea@traviscountytx.gov,  ron.davis@traviscountytx.gov, margaret.gomez@traviscountytx.gov

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