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!

Just Announced...

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  • Keep Lockhart Beautiful has received a $2,000 grant from HEB to be used for workshops and events in 2014 and 2015.  THANK YOU HEB!!!

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  • Interested in learning how to keep you home septic system functioning properly? Don't miss out on our FREE homeowner workshop series... San Marcos - October 7.  See our Homeowner Septic System Workshop brochure for more details.
  • Fall 2014... $10 bounty on feral hogs in Caldwell County!!!  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.
  • Volunteers gearing up fo first ever Keep Lytton Springs Beautiful Cleanup to take place on October 4th!
  • The 7th Annual Keep Lockhart Beautiful CleanupPlum Creek/Town Branch/Lockhart Springs.  This year's cleanup is right around the corner.  No need to pre-register, just come down to Lockhart City Park with your family and friends by 9 AM on October 11.  Free t-shirts (while supplies last), pizza and Environmental Fair!  Find out how you or your service organization can join the team!!!

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2014 KLB Volunteers pretending to be excited about stuffing envelopes!

News and Notes

  • 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!!!

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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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