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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Meeting will examine river habitat plan

The city of San Marcos will hold a public meeting March 20 to discuss upcoming improvements along the San Marcos River as part of implementation of the Habitat Conservation Plan.

Friday, December 30th, 2011

EAA approves plan for San Marcos endangered species

Implementation of a multi-million dollar regional plan to protect endangered species in San Marcos and New Braunfels passed a major milestone Wednesday and now awaits the approval of the federal government.

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Feds reject grant for Purgatory Creek greenspace expansion

Efforts to more than double the size of San Marcos’ Purgatory Creek Natural Area were frustrated last week when the federal government opted not to award a $1.9 million land acquisition grant to the Trust for Public...

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

County won’t release greenspace proposals

Officials will keep secret a list of 15 properties being offered to Hays County as the cornerstone of a habitat conservation plan and parks and open space acquisition.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

County greenprint map completed

Hays County's $50,000 contribution in 2008 to the Central Texas Greenprint for Growth project bore fruit last month in the form of interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) maps depicting the region's land conservation priorities.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

County still looking at shooting/habitat combo

Despite a cool reception from a federal agency and a local citizens parks advisory board, Hays County commissioners are considering using some or all of the remaining approximately $8.4 million in parks bond money to buy at...

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Aquifer recovery group lands federal grant

The Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program has been awarded a $1,063,125 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for habitat conservation planning assistance.