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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…

25th Anniversary Gala, Cocktails for the Colorado – May 9, 2019 at 6 pm

February 4th, 2019 Keri Pearson Join us on the banks of the Colorado River as we honor 25 years of championing our community’s greatest natural resource, the Texas Colorado River, and share our vision for the future. This unforgettable event will feature live music, exquisite food & drink, a thrilling live auction, and other fun surprises. EVENT WEBSITE

The Mobile River delivers aquatic science to 30,000th visitor

September 6th, 2018 Scott Sticker The Mobile River delivers aquatic science to 30,000th visitor Austin, TX – Over 30,000 students and other community members in the Texas Colorado River basin have learned the importance of their water resources and how to preserve them, thanks to the Colorado River Alliance’s Mobile River program. The 30,000th person to enter the aquatic science-center-on-wheels…

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