Urban sprawl is threatening the quantity and quality of water in the Edwards Aquifer and the rural character of the beloved Texas Hill Country. Citizen-based conservation organizations working in their own local areas (San Antonio, San Marcos, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, and Austin) recognized the need to work collectively – across the entire Edwards Aquifer region – to be more effective.
Groups and individuals began meeting in the summer of 2002, and a few months later, the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance was born. The first thing we agreed on was the need to develop a plan of action to save the Edwards Aquifer.
We worked together and wrote the Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan, a consensus action plan for saving the Edwards Aquifer based on sound science and sustainable economic principles.
Over the past few years, we have expanded the number of groups that have joined the alliance by signing on to the Protection Plan, and our reach is now from Austin to Del Rio. Be sure to check out our Member Groups!
If you belong to an organization of any kind that would like to get active in the effort to save the Edwards Aquifer, please contact us. Read the Protection Plan and ask your group to sign on to it.
For GEAA’s updated financials, go to “member group resources” under “resources”.