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Landa Lake Riparian Restoration Profiled in “EAHCP Steward”

By Ecological Restoration, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Native Landscaping, Parks and Preserves, Ponds and Streams, Water Quality

Stan Wilson, ESC General Manager and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP), has been working to restore the riparian landscape along the Comal and Guadalupe rivers and their tributaries since 2019.  This work is coordinated by the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP), which is funded by municipal water customers in the major counties within the Edwards Aquifer contributing, recharge, and artesian zones.  Recently, EAHCP profiled our restoration work at Landa…

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Volunteer water quality monitor preparing monitoring kit on a picnic table

Celebrating Water Quality Month by Volunteering with LCRA!

By Environmental Education and Interpretation, Ponds and Streams, Water Quality

Did you know that August is Water Quality Month?  The work the we do at ESC is entirely in service to our natural resources, including water!  Our services include green storm water infrastructure, as well as native landscape design and installation that reduces or even eliminates the need for irrigation, supplemental feeding, and herbicide, all of which can negatively affect our shared waterways. In addition to our regular work, our…

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Harvest and Use of Native Seed in the Garden and in Restoration

By Ecological Restoration, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Native Landscaping

ESC Ecologist, David Mahler’s presentation, Harvest and Use of Native Seed in the Garden and in Restoration, originally preseted at the online chapter meeting of Native Plant Society of Texas, San Antonio is now available for your (FREE) viewing pleasure.  Learn how to ethically and effectively harvest seeds, as learned by Mahler in his decades of restoration work at Spicewood Ranch.

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Riparian Stream Bed at Zilker Botanical Garden

By Botanical Gardens, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Naturalistic Hardscape, Parks and Preserves, Ponds and Streams

The Taniguchi Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas was built by Isamu Taniguchi as a gift of peace and tranquility to our city and has made an indelible mark on those who have visited.  When the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy decided to install a riparian stream bed and demonstration garden to connect the Taniguchi Garden to the pond near the Rose Garden, it was Isamu Taniguchi’s grandson, architect…

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