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!

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$10 bounty on feral hogs in Caldwell County through Nov. 30!!!  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.

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Fall 2014 News and Notes

  • Nov. 20, 2014 - Revised Draft 2014 Update to the Plum Creek Watershed Protection Plan now available for download.
  • 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.
  • 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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Highlights in Hindsight...

- Plum Creek Watershed Partnership 2013

  • 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!!!

CHAMP Award Letter

  • 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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