Wimberley Valley Watershed Assoc Inc

Wimberley, TX   |  WWW.WIMBERLEYWATERSHED.ORG

Mission

WVWA'S MISSION IS TO ENSURE THAT COMMUNITIES ARE AWARE OF THEIR CONNECTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE WATERSHED AND ARE SUPPORTED IN IMPLEMENTING WATER POLICIES AND PRACTICES THAT WILL ENSURE ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. TO ACHIEVE THIS MISSION, WVWA ADVOCATES FOR CLEAN CLEAR FLOWING SPRINGS AND STREAMS AND THE SUSTAINED HEALTH OF THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY AND ENGAGES THE COMMUNITY IN LAND AND WATER STEWARDSHIP THROUGH RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.

Ruling year info

1999

Principal Officer

DAVID BAKER

Main address

PO Box 2534

Wimberley, TX 78676 United States

EIN

74-2879756

NTEE code info

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

POLICY ADVOCACY & ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING - THE WVWA WORKS WITH REGIONAL NONPROFITS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND RESOURCE MANGEMENT AGENCIES TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES THAT ENCOURAGE THE PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION OF LAND AND WATER RESOURCES. THE WVWA ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS IN COMMUNITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING PROCESSES THAT PROMOTE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT AND INCENTIVES FOR PROTECTING OPEN SPACE FOR AQUIFER RECHARGE AND WATER QUALITY. PROTECT OUR BLANCO - POB WAS FORMED BY WVWA AND BLANCO COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF BLANCO'S REQUEST TO RELEASE 1.6 MILLION GALLONS OF WASTEWATER DAILY INTO THE BLANCO RIVER. WE ARE CURRENTLY COLLABORATING WITH ENGINEERS, HYDROGEOLOGISTS, LEGAL STAFF, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO WORK WITH THE CITY OF BLANCO TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE ENGINEERING SOLUTION FOR DISCHARGE THAT WILL SATISFY THE CITY'S PROJECTED GROWTH AND BE PROTECTIVE OF BOTH SURFACE WATER QUALITY AND GROUNDWATER QUANTITY AND GUALITY. WVWA IS ACTING AS FISCAL SPONSOR FOR PROTECT OUR BLANCO, A REGISTERED TEXAS NONPROFIT. SAVE THE HILL COUNTRY - IS AN EFFORT OF THE WVWA TO STOP THE KINDER MORGAN PERMIAN HIGHWAY PIPELINE, WHICH IS CURRENTLY PLANNED TO BE BUILT THROUGH THE HILL COUNTY (LESS THAN 1.5 MILES FROM JACOB'S WELL), AND WILL DIRECTLY IMPACT 82 PROPERTIES IN HAYS COUNTY. THIS OIL & GAS PIPELINE THREATENS OUR RIVERS, CREEKS, STREAMS, AQUIFERS, SPRINGS, AND DRINKING WATER SUPPLY. WVWA IS WORKING WITH LEGAL STAFF, ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS, AND PR FIRMS TO FORMULATE THE BEST CASE TO GET THIS PIPELINE OUT OF THE HILL COUNTRY.

Expenses
$539,385
Revenue
$0

EDUCATION & OUTREACH - THE WVWA EDUCATION PROGRAMS INFORM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND POLICY MAKERS ABOUT THE VALUE OF WATER AND LAND CONSERVATION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABLE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT THROUGH PUBLIC TOURS, SCHOOL PROGRAMS, AND PRIVATE LANDOWNER OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND EVENTS. THE WVWA IS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AGENCIES, UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS, NONPROFITS, AND LOCAL BUSINESSES. THE TEXAS BREWSHED ALLIANCE - IS A CURRENT SUB-PROGRAM OF EDUCATION & OUTREACH, THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO CREATE A PLATFORM TO CONNECT BREWERS AND COMMUNITIES TO THEIR LOCAL WATERSHEDS. THE TBA ENGAGES COMMUNITIES ALL ACROSS TEXAS THROUGH FUN, EDUCATIONAL EVENTS AND INSPIRES THEM TO TAKE ACTION TO STEWARD THEIR LOCAL LANDS AND WATERS WHICH ARE VITAL FOR BREWING EXCEPTIONAL CRAFT BEER. WIMBERLEY ISD "ONE WATER" ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS THE FIRST SCHOOL IN TEXAS OF ITS KIND AND WILL REDUCE GROUNDWATER DEPENDENCY BY 90%. THIS REVOLUTIONARY PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A COLLABORATION BETWEEN WVWA, THE MEADOWS CENTER FOR WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT (MCWE), AND THE WIMBERLEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL FEATURE RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM WITH CLEAR PIPES, EDUCATIONAL SIGNAGE, AND SPECIALIZED CURRICULUM ALSO AN ONSITE REUSE WASTEWATER SYSTEM AND GREEN STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE TO OFFER GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ONE WATER INTEGRATED WATER MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK AND IT'S BENEFITS TO THE SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE OF JACOB'S WELL, BLUE HOLE AND THE CYPRESS CREEK.

Expenses
$125,258
Revenue
$0

LAND CONSERVATION - THE WVWA IS FOCUSED ON CONSERVING AND MANAGING LAND TO PROTECT THE WATER QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF THE TRINITY AQUIFER, JACOB'S WELL, CYPRESS CREEK AND THE BLANCO RIVER WATERSHED. THE WVWA WORKS WITH PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT PARTNERS TO PROMOTE THE USE OF CONSERVATION EASEMENTS AND FEE SIMPLE LAND ACQUISITIONS FOR WILDLIFE HABITAT PRESERVATION, WATER QUALITY PROTECTION, ESTABLISHING PUBLIC PARKLANDS AND SCENIC OPEN SPACE. THE WVWA HAS PROTECTED THE 96 ACRES OF LAND SURROUNDING JACOB'S WELL WITH CONSERVATION EASEMENTS DESIGNED TO RESTORE AND PROTECT THE CONSERVATION VALUES OF THE LAND IN PERPETUITY AND SERVE AS A PUBLIC NATURE PRESERVE, CENTER FOR ENVIRONENTAL RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND ECOTOURISM. THE ASSOCIATION ALSO MONITORS THREE CONSERVATION EASEMENTS ON PROPERTIES IN THE WIMBERLEY VALLEY AND ACTIVELY STEWARDS WVWA'S PROPERTY ADJACENT TO JACOB'S WELL. THE WVWA PURCHASED COLEMAN'S CANYON RANCH, A 168 ACRE PROPERTY ADJACENT TO JWNA, TO PROTECT CRITICAL GROUNDWATER RECHARGE AND WILDLIFE HABITAT THAT INCLUDES THE ENDANGERED GOLDEN CHEEKED WARBLER HABITAT AND THE WIMBERLEY BAT CAVE, A GEOLOGICALLY UNIQUE KARST CAVE. WVWA CONTINUES EFFORTS TO STRATEGICALLY CONSERVE LAND IN CRITICAL RECHARGE AREAS AND THREATENED HABITATS.

Expenses
$182,872
Revenue
$7,377

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