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Urgent Water Alert!

Believe it or not, this Wednesday night at 7 pm, at the Giddings American Legion (map here – 1502 Hwy 77, Giddings, Texas), Forestar Real Estate Group will come knocking AGAIN on the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District’s door.

Yes, Forestar is calling for yet another re-hearing on their application for 45K Acre Feet Per Year (AFY)!!! Read the rest of this entry »


Come to Giddings THIS Wednesday, 7 pm American Legion!

The vultures are circling the Lost Pines (Lee and Bastrop counties’ aquifer to be specific) to grab our groundwater quicker than a New York minute, especially in light of a the recent unholy alliance formed between Forestar Real Estate Group and the Hays County Commissioners Court.  (More below…)  Don’t worry, we are far from dead yet!

It is imperative that you come to the next Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District (Lost Pines GCD) meeting THIS COMING Wednesday, 7 pm, in Giddings at the American Legion in Giddings at 1502 U.S. 77.  Map here.)

An open letter was sent yesterday to the Lost Pines GCD by our coalition to share our thoughts and to support our district continuing to stand strong in light of a number of facts you need to know.  This letter, linked below, will provide some information for you to consider speaking about at the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting during Citizens’ Communication — shortly after 7 pm.  The district was nice enough to move us to the larger venue (the American Legion) so please come and bring the family!

Read the Coalition Letter right here on Environmental Stewardship’s blog:

Got questions?  Reply or give us a call.  Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


Bastrop/Lee County Water War Escalates Again!

It appears that the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District, at their regular monthly meeting next Wednesday, will have to address a request for reconsideration (and possibly more) of the 45,000-acre feet/year permit requested by Forestar Real Estate Group.  Remember, the Lost Pines Groundwater Conservation District granted Forestar 12,000-acre feet instead of the 45,000 they requested.  Though many of us thought 12,000 acre-feet was probably too generous, we also fully understood why the board did what they did, and they were and are heroes for doing so.

It also appears that this is not enough for Forestar and they are — at the very least — trying to preserve their right to sue Lost Pines GCD.

We’ll see more on Wednesday night at 7 pm at Bastrop City Hall.  Be there and bring friends!

Click here to read the entire Agenda for Wednesday.

Please comment below answering these two questions:

1.  Can you attend on Wednesday — 7 pm, Bastrop City Hall, 1311 Chestnut?  Map here.

2.  Can you bring others, if so, how many?  We want to make sure there’s enough seating inside the building.  (Please ask your local elected officials, business owners and community leaders to be there.)

We’ll be sending out more information before Wednesday, but again, please plan to come and bring others!


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