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Conservation & Environment channel

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Hospital moves to recycled paper for newsletter

Central Texas Medical Center has added another green initiative to their growing list of environmentally friendly practices and technologies.

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Aquifer group to study spring flow impact on endangered species

IN THE CONSERVATION CHANNEL: Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program hires team to examine how Texas wild rice and fountain darter may be affected by groundwater pumping.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

In the city of San Marcos channel: Conservation art contest winners

Mayor Susan Narvaiz presents U.S. Savings Bonds to winners of the 2008 Water Conservation Art Contest in local schools.

Monday, June 16th, 2008

From the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance: Update for June 16

IN THE CONSERVATION CHANNEL | A new channel in our Community Blogs section dedicated to issues of sustainability and stewardship

Friday, June 6th, 2008

From David Venhuizen: ‘A regulatory system set up to preclude meaningful observation’

IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION CHANNEL: David Venhuizen writes about common problems with on-lot wastewater treatment systems used throughout the Hill Country.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

From Chris Jones: ‘Single stream recycling just makes sense’

IN THE CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT CHANNEL: Council member Chris Jones advocates for adding a more comprehensive recycling service to the city's trash pickup and disposal contract.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

From the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance: Update for May 21

IN THE CONSERVATION CHANNEL | A new channel in our Community Blogs section dedicated to issues of sustainability and stewardship

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Pharmaceutical byproducts a health wildcard in San Marcos River

The city’s wastewater treatment plant was successful in removing nearly all of the 18 chemicals known to interfere with natural hormone production that a research team detected in the sewage system.

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