Home
  • Welcome

  • What's New

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!

Read our latest newsletter

Watch videos from Barton Springs University

Check the current drought status from the BSEACD

View photos from our holiday party and New Year's Day polar bear swim

New Barton Creek Greenbelt maps, t-shirts, & more in our online store

 

About Save Our Springs Alliance

Who we are, what we do, and how to reach us...

 

Newsletters

Read or subscribe to our email newsletters...

 

Volunteer

Volunteer with SOS and help us protect Barton Springs...

 

Take Action!

Contact our leaders and make your voice heard...
Mopac Public Hearing Thursday
Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Our local toll road agency, the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) and TxDOT are hosting a public hearing Thursday, July 30th at Bowie High School on the proposed "Mopac Intersections" piece of the much larger proposed 45SW/Mopac expansion toll loop. Open house at 5 p.m.; presentation at 6 p.m.; public comment afterward. This specific piece would stretch 2 miles, adding six lanes, 3 each way, in the currently green median from the southern end of Mopac (at 45SW) to north of Slaughter Lane. Don't be fooled by the "intersections" name: this is key segment in the plan to convert Mopac from a local commuter highway to a second Interstate 35 through Austin.  SOS will be there with our own information. Come on out, learn more, and speak up.  

Send a written, email comment. Please take a minute to send a comment to the official CTRMA/TxDOT public comment process for their "Mopac Intersections" project. Send the suggested comment at the link, or write your own, no later than August 10th. You can read the draft "Mopac Intersections" environmental assessment here. We'll also make sure that local officials with a stake in the matter receive a copy of your message. And we will keep you posted with occasional updates. With your help we can keep a second I-35 out of south, west, and north Austin.    

 
Barton Springs Fest 2015
Wednesday, 01 July 2015

Join us to celebrate two important anniversaries in the SOS movement on Saturday, August 8th.  We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the All Night Uprising that started the movement and the 23rd Anniversary of the passing of the SOS Ordinance by citizen vote. Festivities take place on the South Hill of Barton Springs pool and outside of the South Gate.  After party is at the ABGB on W. Oltorf St.

We will start the morning with a Three Spring Snorkel Tour at 8am.  We will conduct these tours at 8am, and 9am.  Space is limited.  If you want to sign up please email sosinfo@sosalliance.org and specify which time you prefer.  Tours last about an hour.

Enjoy yoga at 9:30 a.m. (see above article) with Joel Homme of Core Power Yoga outside the back gate.

Enjoy some food at the Watermelon Cafe starting at 4 p.m. We will  gather on the South Hill of Barton Springs for live music, speakers, and film from 4:30 pm until 9:30 p.m. and then head to ABGB for the after party with Guy Forsyth until midnight.  

 
45SW and Mopac Toll Update
Thursday, 02 July 2015

Save Our Springs continues to work with our allies against the push to convert Mopac to a partially tolled, 14-to-16 lane Interstate 35 West. Our local toll agency, CTRMA, is finally revealing more detailed designs of the 45SW segment of the tolled loop and they do not live up to the “greenest road ever” promises made by CTRMA and its toll road partners. To the contrary, the “30% designs” show steps backward, with less protection and a new mixmaster design for the SH 45 SW/Mopac connection just south of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. You have to squint at the drawing – they don’t really want us to know what it looks like.

Read more...
 

Get our Newsletter

View our Galleries

Business Supporters

ABBS button

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterFeed

Store

storelogo


Upcoming Events

No events

Facebook

Twitter


Videos

Save Our Springs Alliance Promo
click HERE for more videos

Photos

_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self
_self

Barton Springs Fest 2013
click HERE for more photos

Music


PopUp MP3 Player (New Window)