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Zebra Mussels in the Texas Colorado River: Upcoming Barstow Event

May 15th, 2018 Scott Sticker Upcoming Barstow Speaker Series event: Zebra Mussels in the Texas Colorado River: Status, Threats, and Potential Solutions On Friday, June 15th, please join the Colorado River Alliance for a lunchtime presentation on some very unwelcome new arrivals in the Colorado River -- invasive zebra mussels. These highly destructive and prolific critters were first confirmed in our river…

Students in Marble Falls learn about Texas water resources in state-of-the-art rolling museum

January 10th, 2018 Scott Sticker  Marble Falls, TX – Seventh-grade students in Marble Falls will kick off the new year learning about water science and the Texas Colorado River through a water-science-based rolling museum coming directly to their school in January. The Austin-based Colorado River Alliance’s Mobile River Program delivers a message of water stewardship and teaches middle schoolers about…

MEDIA RELEASE: Destructive zebra mussels found in Lake Austin (25 August 2017)

October 4th, 2017 admin Austin, TX – The invasive zebra mussels infecting Texas lakes and rivers have now been found in Lake Austin as of August 17. This highly destructive species was first confirmed in the Texas Colorado River basin in early July 2017 in Lake Travis. “These mussels will cause tens of millions of dollars in damage in…

Lake Travis Cleanup (17 September 2017)

October 4th, 2017 admin On Sunday, September 17 th , over 1000 volunteers removed more than 5 tons of trash from the Colorado River at Lake Travis. This annual event is one of the largest single-day, volunteer lake cleanups in the world, and it is a collaboration between the Colorado River Alliance, Travis County Parks, and Keep Austin Beautiful.…

Zebra mussels found in Lake Austin

August 17th, 2017 admin The invasive zebra mussels infecting Texas lakes and rivers have now been found in Lake Austin. This highly destructive species was first confirmed in the Texas Colorado River basin in early July 2017 in Lake Travis. These mussels will cause tens of millions of dollars in damage in the coming years. They reproduce so quickly…

The Colorado River Alliance teaches water science to 25,000th student

August 15th, 2017 Scott Sticker The Colorado River Alliance teaches water science to 25,000th student  Austin, TX – Over 25,000 students have now waded into water science, water conservation, and river stewardship thanks to the Colorado River Alliance’s Redbud Field-Trip Program. The Redbud Field-Trip Program teaches elementary-school students the importance of protecting our community’s economic and environmental lifeblood, the Texas Colorado…

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