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November 2, 2017

Barry George will be donating proceeds from his work again this year to SOS! Join us both weekends of EAST at his studio; Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 18-19 to see his amazing recycled metal work and support SOS.
Barry's studio is located at 204 Attayac Street in East Austin.  Show is from 10am - 5pm.  
Mark Your Calendars for theSOS Holiday Party Friday December 8th,  6pm - midnightat the American Legion Charles Johnson House.  
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October 25th, 2017
Early voting started yesterday, Monday, October 22nd, for Travis County and Austin ISD Bondelections and for votes on 7 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.  The Save Our Springs Alliance Board of Directors urges a "yes" vote on Travis County Proposition B.  If approved, Proposition B would provide $75 million for county parks projects and $16.6 million to purchase conservation easements aimed at preserving open space and protecting water quality. 
The parks funds would expand parks and greenways in eastern Travis County and provide up to $11 million to expand county parks along the Pedernales River.  Conservation easement funds would be available for conservation of open space all around the county.    We need more funding to buy park land before it's too late, but this is a good step forward.  
Mark Your Calendars for the SOS Holiday Party Friday December 8th,  6pm - midnightat the American Legion Charles Johnson House.  

Barton Springs University 2017     
Tuesday's Barton Springs University hosted over 800 high school students and a  
few hundred more college students and others to day of learning from an incredible team of water, land, and environmental experts.   See photos  
We thank all of our sponsors and partners (see below) and our amazing presenters,volunteers,and BSU participants!
City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Watershed Protection, Water Utility and Austin Resource
Recovery * University of Texas' Environmental Science Institute * Texas State University
Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District * U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service * Texas
Parks & Wildlife * Save Barton Creek Association * Sierra Club * Texas Campaign for the
Environment Lone Star Sierra Club

Kirk Mitchell Environmental Law Fund | Texas Environmental Preservation Fund | Roger Worthington | Jenny Clark | Tracey Whitley /Roger Baker |  Barkley Houses | Meredith Dreiss | Dick Kallerman  | Barry George | Sheridan & Perry Lorenz | Brian Rodgers | Charles and Sylvia Zeller 
Code-What's Next?; Metal Art Meetup 

SOS has joined with several other Austin groups to co-host Code-What's Next? - a community workshop and information exchange. Join local community leaders to talk about equity in Austin and CodeNEXT.  Together, we'll organize and amplify our voices to put our people and our environment before developer profits. RSVP on Eventbrite and  
Please plan to come for this community art sale and get together at Pacha Organic Cafe. Artist Barry George, the amazing recycled metal sculptor will be there along with SOS staff. Share our facebook event here! Join our meetup here
Austin's rapid growth challenges us to educate newcomers about the fragile world of Barton Springs and the Aquifer.  Please help us continue our education programs such as Barton Springs University,  free eco-tours, and summer at the pool outreach events by making a donation to SOS.  
Thank you for your consideration. 
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