A message from the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership 

The Plum Creek Watershed Partnership has developed a Watershed Protection Plan as a proactive approach to restoring and protecting Plum Creek and its tributaries in Caldwell and Hays Counties in South Central Texas. The watershed planning process led to key recommendations including public outreach and best practices. Through focused local effort, implementation is underway to address water quality issues, including E. coli bacteria and nutrient levels. Browse the website to find out more and get involved!

UPDATE: New Links added below for Feb. 15, 2018 Meeting Presentations

2018 Upcoming Events

  • February 22 - Kyle, TX, Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program workshop to provide turf managment and rainwater harvesting training for homeowners. Free and open to the public.      RSVP         PRESS RELEASE
  • February 15 - The Partnership will host a public meeting in Kyle, TX, to discuss results of a12-month Plum Creek Bacterial Source Tracking Study. Additional discussion to include: Steering Committee Updates, Low Impact Development in Kyle, USGS/GBRA Nitrate study results and more. Meal and introductions to begin at 6:00 PM. RSVP today for you and a guest (includes complementary dinner sponsored by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority). 
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2017 News and Notes

  •  Nov. 15 - Managing Urban Riparian Ecosystems - Lecture and field study by riparian expert and Neuces River Authority Resource Protection and Education Director, Sky Lewey. 
  • Nov. 9 - Green Stormwater Infrastructure Workshop and Site Tour - Lecture by green infrastructure expert, Dr. Fouad Jaber, with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be held at the Caldwell County Justice Center in Lockhart with a hands-on demonstration to install a rainwater harvesting system.
  • Nov. 4 - 10th Annual Keep Lockhart Beautiful Cleanup and Environmental Fair - Event Schedule / Download Poster /Donate to the Rebuilding Texas Fund to support Hurricane Harvey Relief (Please identify "Keep Lockhart Beautiful" as your affiliate). 
  • September 26TWRI - Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop - Agenda / Flyer 
  • September 23 - Caldwell County Community Collection Event - FREE to Caldwell County Residents! Items accepted: passenger tires, household solid waste, metals... NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Download flyer
  •  July 22 - Hays County Community Collection Event - FREE to Hays County Residents! Items accepted: passenger tires, household solid waste, metals... NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. Download flyer
  • August 8 - FREE Summer workshop series - Homeowner Maintenance of Septic Systems. Three workshops will be offered in July and August. NEW THIS YEAR... Hays Co. homeowners who complete a 6-hour course will be certified to maintain their own aerobic systems. Download workshop brochure
  • April 8 - Announcing the 2017 Don't Mess With Texas Trash-Off Event for the City of Lockhart. Cleanup Kits, water and snacks available at Lockhart City Park - Main Pavilion from 9am to 10am on April 8, 2017. This is a community-wide cleanup event. Volunteers needed!

Event Website             Register Your Group            Dowload Event Flyer          Cleanup Map

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Highlights in Hindsight...

Check out our "Meetings" tab to download presentations and materials! 

2016 Keep Lockhart Beautiful and Environmental Fair was best yet!

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  • The PCWP Steering Committee will hold a business meeting on November 17, 2016. AGENDA
  • Caldwell County Community Collection Event set for Sept. 24 from 8am to 12pm in Luling. FREE to Caldwell County Citizens. EVENT INFO 
  • The PCWP Steering Committee will hold a business meeting on August 19, 2016. AGENDA
  • Check out a great story on "Building Soil with Livestock". Improved soil health means greater yields with less inputs, improved water quality and resistance to both drought and flooding. Please contact the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership if you would be interested in bringing these practices to our watershed!
  • The public is invited to our next Plum Creek Watershed Partnership Meeting to be held May 12, 2016 in Kyle, TX. Please RSVP by clicking the link below for a FREE BBQ dinner sponsored by the Caldwell-Travis SWCD. AGENDA / PRESS RELEASE / RSVP

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  • Representative John P. Cyrier (R) will address the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership on August 13 in Uhland, TX. PRESS RELEASE

This meeting is free and open to the public. BBQ dinner sponsored by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. To RSVP, please send an email with your name and number of guests to ndornak@plumcreekwatershed.org. Hope to see you there!


  • Interested in hosting a Riparian Workshop in your own home. Thanks to our local project partners and a grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, we can bring it to you!  Call 512-213-7389 to find out how it works.
  • Be on the lookout for big things coming to Lockhart... Low-Impact Development for the Caldwell Co. Justice Center project kickoff meeting coming up in August. 
  • Caldwell County feral hog bounty is ON!
  • Check out upcoming meetings and archived meeting materials.
  • Keep Lockhart Beautiful and the City of Lockhart were notified in April that the City has been selected to receive the 2015 Governor's Community Achievement Award at the Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) Annual Conference to be held June 15-17, 2015. This prestigious award recognizes ten Texas communities with the best grassroots environmental programs in the state each year. CONGRATULATIONS LOCKHART!!!
  • Congratualtions to the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force, which received a 2015 County Hog Out Management Program (CHOMP) Grant in the amount of $25,000 to continue feral hog managment efforts in Caldwell County. 
  • Dr. Terry Gentry with the Texas A&M University Department of Soil and Crop Sciences spoke with Partnership stakeholders about the value and application of Bacterial Source Tracking for the Plum Creek Watershed. Download Dr. Gentry's presentation here
  • Dec. 1, 2014 - Draft 2014 Update to the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan open for public comment through December 30, 2014. Official press release.
  • The fall 2014 Caldwell County Feral Hog Bounty program wrapped up Sunday, November 30 with 1,333 wild pigs removed from the Plum Creek watershed and surrounding areas.  Over 500 landowners, hunters, trappers and other local citizens attended at least one educational workshop. Click here to find out more about the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force and how you can be a part of shaping critical invasive species management decisions in the Plum Creek watershed.
  • The Caldwell County CWA 319(h) grant proposal to incorporate LID into the new Caldwell County Judicial Center has selected by TCEQ for submittal to the EPA for funding. We are currently working with TCEQ to address comments and revise the application. Looking forward to another great opportunity to spotlight the dedication of our stakeholders to the continued implementation of the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan. Check out the award letter here.

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  • The First Annual Caldwell Co. Feral Hog Task Force Veterans' Day Salute was a great success!  Big THANK YOU to the veterans, speakers, Lockhart High School Band and over a dozen Task Force volunteers for helping spread the word about the damage feral hogs inflict on the Plum Creek watershed. 

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  • A CWA Sec. 319 grant in the amount of $363,384, including over $145,000 in local funding, has been awarded to the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.  This grant will allow for the continued implementation of the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan through 2017! 
  • Keep Lockhart Beautiful has received a $2,000 grant from HEB to be used for numerous workshops and events in 2014 and 2015.  THANK YOU HEB!!!

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  • Our FREE homeowner workshop series was a great success with over 40 people attending workshops in Lockhart, Kyle and San Marcos.  More to come in 2015 and 2016.  See our Homeowner Septic System Workshop brochure for more details.
  • Over 200 braved the wind and rain for the 7th Annual Keep Lockhart Beautiful Cleanup - Plum Creek/Town Branch/Lockhart Springs.  Thank you volunteers and sponsors!!!

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2014 KLB Letter Stuffing                                        2014 KLB Volunteers pretending to be excited about stuffing envelopes!

  • Many hardworking people turned out for the first annual "Keep Lytton Springs Beautiful" cleanup on October 4, 2014!  The event included a variety of tasks benefiting the Lytton Springs Park as well as a roadside cleanup. The roadside teams collected 38 bags of garbage, 2 bags of aluminum, 2 tires and an automobile gas tank. Thank you Lytton Springs!!!

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September 6, 2014 was the HOT Dogs Day of Service sponsored by the Texas Lutheran University Center for Servant Leadership.  Twenty-one student volunteers from TLU and seven volunteers from the Pegasus School in Lockhart took on 7 illicit dumping sites and high litter areas in the Plum Creek watershed and came out victorius!

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  • The 6th Annual, Keep Lockhart Beautiful Cleanup and Environmental Fair was held September 28, 2013.  

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200 volunteers cleaned 7 parks and 4.5 stream miles on September 28, 2013. This event was funded 100% by local sponsors.  THANK YOU LOCKHART!!!

  • November 2013, Watershed Coordinator UpdateThe Plum Creek Watershed, from Feral Hogs to Landfills   Download PDF
  • August 30, 2013 - "Plant to add 1.5 million gallons per day to creekfrom Lockhart Post Register interview with Plum Creek Watershed Coordinator.
  • August 15, 2013, Hays Free Press - "Plant deemed hazardous downstream
  • August 12, 2013 - Caldwell County and Hays County receive first ever Texas Department of Agriculture, CHAMP Grant for $30,000!!!

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  • Another great turnout for our August 8, 2013 Plum Creek Watershed Partnership meeting featuring exclusive screening of award winning documentary, "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West".  To download the August 2013 watershed coordinator update, click here.
  • Check out a special preview of "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West"

                     2013 Riparian Workshop

Plum Creek friends and neighbors show up in force for 2013 Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop.  Photo by Leslie Lee, TWRI.

 2012 - 2013 Watershed Clean Ups

  • Over 1,000 tires were collected at the final Caldwell County Community Collection Event held in Lockhart on June 1, 2013.  After four collection events this fiscal year, over 2,100 tires and just under 80,000 lbs of solid waste won't be finding their way into Plum Creek!Lockhart CCE Tires

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