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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 Aquifer Toll Road Comments
Tuesday, 02 September 2014

While juggling vacation after Barton Springs Fest, SOS Alliance's team of lawyers and water, wildlife and transportation experts filed detailed comments on TxDOT's and CTRMA's draft environmental impact statement on the proposed SH 45 SW toll road. Our team's comments are collected into one document HERE for those interested in learning more. The battle over 45SW and the proposed conversion of Mopac from a local commuter highway to Interstate 35 West will heat up in the weeks ahead.

 
Donate to Living Springs
Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Living Springs documealtntary needs SOS member support - Media producer and U.T. Faculty Member Karen Kocher's documentary Living Springs series needs our help by September 8th. Please consider a donation today to this excellent online Barton Springs education project through Kickstarter. Let's help Karen meet her $5000 Sept. 8th goal to finish up the current phase of the project.

 
Oppose Aquifer Toll Road Today
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

TxDOT will close the public comment period on the proposed SH 45 SW toll road draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Wednesday August 13th. Please go HERE to file a quick comment for the official public record. Please send your comment before midnight, Wednesday, August 13th. We have provided a suggested message for you at the link, but please write your own message on the matter if you are so inspired, or add to the message we have provided. You can also read the July update on the Keep Mopac Local campaign here.  Thanks to everyone who has filed comments on the draft EIS already - and please do so NOW if you have not already.

 
Public Hearing; City Says Stop the Charade
Monday, 28 July 2014

News Flash:

Last week the City of Austin asked TxDOT to pull the plug on its draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) because the document is woefully deficient in actual environmental analysis or honest evaluation of alternatives. Read the city manager's letter here. Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District technical staff made similar recommendations in their draft comments here.

Join us at the Public Hearing on the SH 45 SW aquifer toll road draft Environmental Statement today, Tuesday, July 29th at the Bowie High School auditorium and be heard. An "open house" begins at 5:00 p.m.; a presentation (aka sales pitch) will begin at 6:00 p.m. and public comment will be taken beginning around 6:30 p.m. Find us at the hearing tomorrow, read our summary of key points here and file your own written comments before the final deadline August 13th online here.  An update on the overall 45SW aquifer toll road picture is posted here.

 

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