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2022 John Lay River Hero Honorees

March 31st, 2022 Communications Bill, John Henry, William, and Carlotta McLean (from left to right) Bill McLean & Family All but two years since 2001, the Colorado River Alliance board of directors has honored an individual, couple, group, business, or organization for contributions to the preservation and protection of the Texas Colorado River. The award, renamed the John Lay River Hero Award in…

Love Stories of the Texas Colorado River: A Love Story for the Ages

January 27th, 2022 Communications The Texas Colorado River is not only a vital natural resource, but also serves as a tangible representation of the connectedness of our communities, our friends, and our families. The River connects us through our most human needs, our need for water and our need for connectedness through interpersonal relationships. It is a place to…
Herons and Rowers on the Colorado River

Colorado River Alliance Connects and Empowers with the Digital Resource Library

September 21st, 2021 Katie Bedrich Herons and Rowers on the Colorado River Across the globe, there hasn’t been a single sector of the human experience unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From one family’s daily routine to international relations, 2020 brought sweeping changes to our lives and institutions. These changes brought with them innumerous challenges, fear, grief, and loss. But also…

Colorado River Alliance honors three River Heroes of the Highland Lakes

June 9th, 2021 Keri Pearson Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Kingsland, Austin –The Colorado River Alliance is very pleased to announce the City of Horseshoe Bay, the Colorado River Watch Network, and the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls are the 2021 River Heroes of the Highland Lakes honorees. On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at the Lakeside Pavilion in Marble Falls,…

Colorado River Alliance to honor Tim Timmerman as 2020 River Hero

November 7th, 2019 Scott Sticker Austin: The Colorado River Alliance has named Austin community leader Tim Timmerman as its 2020 River Hero. Timmerman, a native Texan and lifelong water steward, serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Then-Gov. Rick Perry appointed him to the LCRA board in 2008 and named him Board chair…

Skull Creek Runs Black

June 18th, 2019 Scott Sticker   For three months, Skull Creek – a small tributary creek south of Columbus that feeds into the Colorado River – has run black. If you’ve been following the story, you know it’s a complicated one with lots of state agencies and red tape involved. An oil and gas waste recycling facility near the creek…