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Mark your calendars for the Springs

Friday, August 10, 2018 by Katy McElroy

It wasn’t just all about soccer at the City Council meeting yesterday – our city representatives also found the time to declare Sept. 25 Barton Springs University Day. Produced by the Save Our Springs Alliance, the event, which the website shares is “designed primarily for high school students but includes college students and the general public,” features a community fair as well as a jam-packed schedule of learning sessions led by expert speakers. A quick perusal of the lecture titles shows topics related to the area’s unique ecosystem, such as “Salamanders and Their Habitats” and “Meeting Austin’s Water Needs for the Next 100 Years,” as well as sustainable living and conservation interests in general, such as “Careers in Conservation” and “Waste in Our Community: Recycling & Composting.” Participants can also join hands-on activities throughout the day like water quality testing, macroinvertebrate collection, and more.

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