As we start a new year, I am looking forward to what 2018 holds for all of us and the Hill Country. Last year was a record-breaking year for HCA – which included the largest year-end giving campaign for HCA. Thank you to the more than 70 families that donated more than $40,000 to support our work. We are honored by your commitment to HCA, to the region, and to the future of the Hill Country!
We also sold a record number of calendars in December, and the good news is there’s still time to get yours. Through the month of January, we are waiving shipping charges – buy yours today!
We’ve popped a cork on a brand-new year and look forward to carrying this momentum into 2018 with your continued enthusiasm, energy and support. Here are a few new opportunities in the new year to get involved with HCA:

  • The Healthy Creek Initiatives is an opportunity for local communities to address the issues of invasive species and other threats to our Hill Country rivers and streams. Contact Daniel if you’d like to find a volunteer opportunity, streamside restoration project or workshop near you.
  • Join us at the Kent Butler Summit on April 4 for a conversation about effective regional planning to learn how we can plan for a Hill Country that is good for both people and the future of our water resources:
  • We are building momentum for Night Skies protections in 2018 with community meetings coming up in Kerrville, Stonewall and Travis County. We need your help spreading the word! Contact Cliff for details.
  • We are planning for a new round of our Texas Water Symposium events and water-related seminars – learn more by contacting Charlie.

There are exciting times ahead and I look forward to sharing them with you!
A happy, warm, and prosperous new year to you and yours.
Katherine Romans
Executive Director