Want to ensure Texas' future leaders preserve and protect our community's lifeblood: the Texas Colorado River? Here's how you can help: March 1st and 2nd is #Am...plifyATX, the annual 24-hour giving event across the city. Can you commit to raising a bit of money during Amplify Austin for the Colorado River Alliance? Whether your goal is $200 or $2,000, we need people to sign up as "champions" for the river.
Head to our Amplify Austin page between now and February 28 at https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/coloradoriveralli…, click "create campaign page," and follow the instructions from there! if you need any help, please email Development Associate, Scott Sticker, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Was searching for an Indian fight location where my family had a herd of cattle on the Pecos River and were attacked in 1872. The location was Dagger Bend. It... wasn't easy to find, but Pat Dearen helped me find it. My Dad and I visited it last year, 2017. My Dad's ggrandfather was at that location in 1872, and my Dad stood where his ggrandfather did. And many years after the cattle drive of 1872, they built a bridge across the old crossing. And that bridge is now defunct.
The last remaining native mussel in New Mexico, the Texas hornshell, is being listed under the Endangered Species Act. Once abundant throughout the rivers in s...outhern New Mexico and the Rio Grande basin in Texas, the Texas hornshell has declined dramatically and currently occupies only about 15% of its historical range. Additional information on the Texas hornshell and today’s announcement is available at: https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/TexasCoastal/. #mussels #liversoftherivers #NewMexico #Texas #conservation
Photo Credit - Dan Trujillo, NMDGF
Join us next Tuesday (2/13) at Austin Energy Green Building's Professional Development Seminar to learn how to design & create rain gardens! Rain gardens help s...ave water, reduce flooding & erosion, and protect the water quality of our creeks and lakes (www.austintexas.gov/raingardens). Find event details & register at https://tinyurl.com/y8ed8gp3. #ATXGrowGreen
A look underwater in one of Texas' great places, Balmorhea State Park. These Headwater Catfish are one of several imperiled species TPWD and USFWS are currentl...y studying at Balmorhea. Keep an eye out for them in the canal next time you visit! #tpwd #usfws #balmorheastatepark #texasfish #nativefish