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Restoration, Fire, Graduation

Date & Time

April 27, 2019
9:00 am


Onion Creek Water Quality Protection Lands
Rutherford Ranch House


Stuart Bailey (cell) 512-784-7994 & Alexis Baldera

Reading Assignment

Unit 9: Texas Water Resources


8:15-9:00 Arrive / Check in (Gate will be closed by 10:15) All
9:00-9:30 Welcome, overview, questions, introductions Leaders & Coordinators
9:30-10:15 Useful Observations from 15 years of Conservation Work on the WQPL Kevin Thuesen – Austin Water/ Wildlands Division / Water Quality Protection Lands
10:15-11:00 Wildlands Conservation, Water Quality Protection Lands: Restoration Techniques Devin Grobert – Austin Water/ Wildlands Division / Water Quality Protection Lands
11-11:15 Break  
11:15-11:30 Wildlands Conservation, Water Quality Protection Lands: Volunteer Activities Audrey Stewart
11:30-12:00 Closing remarks / acknowledgements/ Celebrate class completion CAMN President, Class Leaders & Coordinators
12:00-12:45 LUNCH  — Pot Luck  – AND CELEBRATION CAKE! All
12-45 – 1:45 Wildlands Conservation & Water Quality:



– About Onion Creek WQPL

– Protection Lands: The Big Picture

Matt McCaw – Austin Water/ Wildlands Division / Water Quality Protection Lands
1:45 – 3:00 Field restoration tour Matt McCaw & WQPL team
2:30-3:00 Facility Cleanup & lockup Class Coordinators

Driving Directions:

From Austin, head south on IH35. Take exit 225/Onion Creek Pkwy. Follow the frontage road and turn right onto FM 1626. Continue on 1626 through lights at Manchaca Rd. & Brodie Lane. At the intersection with FM 967, turn right and continue driving west on FM 967 to the entrance gate, which is 3.4 miles ahead on the left immediately past a pair of mailboxes.

Google Maps Link:

Latitude/longitude – type or cut and paste into google maps these
coordinates – 30.096463, -97.930351

Most map programs will also use this address –
6425 FM 967, Buda, TX 78610


  • LUNCH — Pot Luck – AND GRADUATION CAKE! Please bring something to share
  • Bring water for the hike.
  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for a grassland hike.
  • Sun protection/insect protection

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