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Herons and Rowers on the Colorado River

Colorado River Alliance Connects and Empowers with the Digital Resource Library

September 21st, 2021 Katie Bedrich 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 a great number of opportunities, hope, and…

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…

Scooters in the Waterways

April 26th, 2019 Scott Sticker Over the past few months, fleets of electric scooters have overtaken Austin sidewalks and roadways. They’ve been met with widespread use but also widespread criticism, and the opponents of these scooters have taken extreme measures to voice their displeasure: scooters have been found dangling from trees, dumped in trash cans, and most recently, submerged in…

Kickoff Party! Celebrating 25 Years

February 4th, 2019 Keri Pearson Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 25th Anniversary Kickoff Party! See event picture HERE! We are so excited to begin this new chapter and are looking forward to a successful Cocktails for the Colorado Gala on Thurs, May 9, 2019. What and amazing event! Roaming oyster shucker and live chef demonstration of…