What happens when an area known for its natural beauty and resources experiences rapid population growth? The Texas hill country is such an area, and the swift influx of people is resulting in a severe strain on resources. The Hill Country Alliance (HCA) is a group of local citizens who organized to take on the challenges to the environment. I spoke to Katherine Romans, executive director of the HCA to talk about the challenges, what the HCA is doing, and what you can do.
In part two of our conversation with Katherine Romans of the Hill Country Alliance, we’ll hear about what you can do to conserve water, to keep our night skies dark and starry, and to preserve the character of small towns in the hill country.