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Balmorhea Town Hall on Groundwater

Save the date for a Balmorhea Town Hall on Groundwater! Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Saragosa Multi-purpose Center – 204 West Main Street, Saragosa, TX. Hope to see you all there!

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Balmorhea Springs System Study

The San Solomon Springs system is an oasis in the middle of an otherwise dry, desert landscape. The system includes six major springs that contribute significant flows to water sources for the region’s unique wildlife and endangered species. Each year thousands of visitors swim in these waters with the fish and turtles in the world’s…

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Join our Board of Directors

Big Bend Conservation Alliance seeks new board members to help protect the natural and cultural resources of the Big Bend. Are you passionate about the Big Bend? Do you want to help strengthen BBCA’s mission throughout the region? If you live in the Big Bend region, we especially want to hear from you. Contact us…

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Helios Energy in Presidio County

Oil and gas production has expanded with the completion of four wells owned by Helios Energy near Quinn Creek in northwestern Presidio County. Here is the information on the project BBCA has gathered from Texas Railroad Commission and investor materials published by Helios (more information on the project is available at: https://www.heliosenergyltd.com/projects/presidio-oil-project).  Helios has drilled…

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2019 Water Symposium a Great Success

Over 150 people attended the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Water Symposium hosted by Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Pronatura Noreste, Rio Grande Joint Venture, and Audubon Texas on July 18, 2019 at the USO Building in Marfa, Texas. Water and policy experts from the United States and Mexico discussed issues impacting the health of the Rio Grande…

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Rio Grande / Río Bravo Water Symposium

Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Audubon Texas, Rio Grande Joint Venture, and Pronatura Noreste have partnered to present Rio Grande / Río Bravo Water Symposium. Water experts from the U.S. and Mexico will discuss the Rio Grande, environmental flows, groundwater, and solutions for enhancing the health of the river. The free event will take place at…

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Old Ore 10k & 50K Run – BBNP – November 3, 2019

Overland Racing returns to Big Bend National Park with the Old Ore 10K & 50K point-to-point run on November 3, 2019. Registration includes: screened long sleeve tech shirt, post race meal, and Off the Wheel Pottery finisher medals. BBCA will be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds – register today to support BBCA…

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Montopolis CD Release Party: “The Legend of Big Bend” @ The North Door in Austin, TX – June 6, 2019

Montopolis turns west Texas tales into song in this concert inspired by Big Bend National Park. The performance weaves science, history, poetry and personal stories into music inspired by the land and the people that have walked upon it.  Submit your photo of Big Bend here:  https://montopolismusic.com/bigbend  and receive a discount code for 50% of the…

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BBCA in the news

Oil production is booming in West Texas, but can we protect what is best about the Big Bend region? BBCA Executive Director J.D. Newsom chats with reporter David Schechter and Verify TV to discuss the impacts of the oil production in West Texas.

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The Stars over Terlingua – December 1, 2018

The Stars over Terlingua… … an event dedicated to preserving Dark Skies. Sponsored by Compadres el Rancho Grande, National Park Service and Texas State Parks. Saturday, December 1, 2018 5:30pm , Terlingua Baseball Field, 2281 Roadrummer Circle, Terlingua, TX 79852

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