This event is all about Hill Country rivers and how we connect to them as communities and as individuals. What roles do our rivers play as sites for education, for economic development, and for fostering community identity? How do they function ecologically and as vital infrastructure for our communities? What do they mean to us and our neighbors, as touchstones revisited throughout our lives? And what do they need from us to stay healthy?
We will convene at 10am for a welcome alongside Leakey Springs, before heading to the banquet hall for a talk by Julie Lewey of Ranches and Rivers LLC, and a panel discussion with regional experts whose work connects to our Hill Country rivers. We will break for lunch and time to connect with one another and a variety of organizations involved in Hill Country river stewardship. We will conclude with a performance of songs and stories about Hill Country rivers from folklorist and songwriter, Lee Haile.
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: The Springs Lodging in Leakey, 692 Evergreen St, Leakey, TX 78873
Free event – RSVP Required by 11/15
Topics in the series so far have spotlighted unique programs, challenges, and lessons ranging from local education opportunities in Junction to maintaining community character in Bandera, to creating homegrown economic opportunities in Sabinal.
The Leading in the Rural Hill Country Collaboration envisions a healthy and thriving Texas Rural Hill Country through a collaborating network of diverse leaders – both emerging and established. To help make this vision a reality, we work to connect leaders in the Texas Rural Hill Country so that we can identify common challenges, share solutions, and pursue opportunities for our region’s future.