November marks a time to give thanks, and to take the opportunity to step back from the many demands of our daily lives to reflect on all we have to be grateful for. It is also a great time to recognize our growing family within the Hill Country community.
It seems that every day there is a new challenge to be met in our region—a new proposed quarry, concrete batch plant, wastewater discharge permit or industrial operation that threatens our waters, our clean air, and our rural quality of life.
Just as we need to respond to emerging threats, it is critical that we maintain a vision for the Hill Country we want to see in 25 years. That’s why HCA, along with some of our closest partners, joined forces to launch the  Texas Hill Country Conservation Network (Network), a coalition of organizations and agencies working together to advance shared goals of conservation of the Texas Hill Country. The Network aims to significantly scale up the impact of conservation-focused organizations that are dedicated to protecting our natural resources, rural heritage, and quality of life. Read more in this month’s Partner Spotlight, to the right.
I am also thankful for the generosity and commitment of our friends, volunteers, partners and supporters who make the HCA family complete. Your financial contributions enable HCA to continue our mission.
If you have yet to become a financial supporter of HCA, can you support us by making a donation to HCA in honor of someone you are thankful for in 2018?
Looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events, but if our paths do not cross, I wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Katherine Romans