Are you an Aquifer Advocate? A Groundwater Guru? Maybe a Spring Savior? Give to TESPA on #GivingTuesday and you will support TESPA's efforts to protect groundwater resources in the Hill Country. Plus, you now have the option of choosing your membership level, and you can make this a recurring contribution so that TESPA can count on your sustained support.
Your contribution enables TESPA to take legal action against large scale groundwater development projects that threaten the Trinity Aquifer, that diminish spring flow, and that will draw down domestic wells in rural areas. Contesting groundwater permits is expensive--your contributions will help TESPA pay attorney fees, court costs, and expert costs. TESPA needs to raise $50,000 to pay for costs associated with the Needmore Water LLC, contested case hearing in March, a proposed groundwater permit application which will threaten groundwater levels near Wimberley and San Marcos.
In addition to funding legal actions, your contribution enables TESPA to conduct policy work--both at local groundwater conservation districts through rule making improvements and at the State Legislature. With our members' generous support, TESPA was instrumental in defeating legislation last session that would have weakened groundwater protection in Hays County and we came very close to passing legislation that would have required groundwater conservation districts to consider impacts to exempt wells when issuing permits. We plan to pursue this legislation again next session.
If you are a current member of TESPA, we depend on and appreciate your continued support. If you have yet to join, we encourage you to do so! We need your support to protect groundwater in the Hill Country!
Pictured Above: A West Texas Treasure. San Solomon Springs in Balmorhea State Park.