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Can We Save Our Hill Country Water for Future Generations?

What got me to thinking about this topic, again, was an article I found in the Cynthia and George Mitchell blog. The article was written by Katherine Romans, the very able and knowledgeable Executive Director of the Hill Country Alliance.

The Hill Country Alliance is arguably the most effective organization we have for bringing together experts in many different fields to talk about and think about how we can manage our water and land to ensure future generations get to see a beautiful, healthy, functioning ecosystem with enough water for the increasing number of future residents. As individual landowners, it is common for us to say that our goal is to leave the land in as good a shape as we found it -- something Aldo Leopold would have said is the "ethical" thing to do. But as time goes by and the population of the Hill Country continues to increase dramatically, accomplishing that goal, collectively, will be harder and harder to do.

 

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