Plum Creek Watershed

A Message from the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership

The Plum Creek Watershed Partnership has developed a Watershed Protection Plan as a proactive approach to restoring and protecting Plum Creek and its tributaries in Caldwell and Hays Counties in South Central Texas. The watershed planning process led to key recommendations including public outreach and best practices. Through focused local effort, implementation is underway to address water quality issues, including E. coli bacteria and nutrient levels. Browse the website to find out more and get involved!

2019 Events

  • November 9, 2019 - The Keep Lockhart Beautiful Cleanup is set for its 12th year in 2019. This is Lockhart's premier community service opportunity for families, students, organizations and businesses. All cleanup volunteers are encouraged to gather at the Lockhart City Park Main Pavilion by no later than 9 AM on Nov. 9 to confirm your project and litter drop-off locations, turn in safety sheets, and collect additional supplies. Register your group online to select your location and receive additional information. Receive breakfast and an event t-shirt while supplies last!
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  • October 15, 2019 - Riparian and Stream Ecosystems workshop at Lockhart State Park in Lockhart, TX. This training will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation and possible resulting impairment(s), and available local resources including technical assistance and tools that can be employed to prevent and/or resolve degradation. This workshop is being co-hosted by the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, the AgriLife Extension Office in Caldwell County, and the Texas Water Resources Institute. RSVP by October 11, 2019. RSVP by sending in the entry form in the flyer below or by email to clare.entwistle@ag.tamu.edu. CEUs Available! This workshop is free because the program is funded through a Clean Water Act grant provided by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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  • June 20, 2019 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program in collaboration with the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, is hosting a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training June 20th in Kyle, TX. This program discusses how to protect water quality by reducing runoff through rainwater capture and through information on ecologically-appropriate quantities and timing of inputs to residential lawns. Public participation is encouraged for this free program. Resources for homeowners on rainwater harvesting and lawncare can be found on the project website at https://hlhw.tamu.edu/.
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  • May 30, 2019 - The Plum Creek Watershed Partnership welcomes the public to participate in a stakeholder meeting set for May 30th at The Luling Foundation. Sign in begins at 6 p.m. with a free BBQ dinner sponsored by the Caldwell-Travis Soil and Water Conservation District provided for all attendees. The meeting will begin with a welcome from the City of Luling, followed by presentations from Steve Risinger, Plum Creek Watershed Coordinator and Julie Zimmerman, AgriLife Extension. Jeremy Hasty, NRCS, will be the evening's keynote speaker, explaining the benefits of healthy soil. Partnership meetings are free and open to the public.
    Please send your RSVP by 5 PM on May 28th to or by calling 830-557-7358.
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  • April 18, 2019 - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program in collaboration with the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, is hosting a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training April 18 in Lockhart. This program discusses how to protect water quality by reducing runoff through rainwater capture and through information on ecologically-appropriate quantities and timing of inputs to residential lawns. Public participation is encouraged for this free program. Resources for homeowners on rainwater harvesting and lawncare can be found on the project website at https://hlhw.tamu.edu/.
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FEMA is now accepting public comment on new flood maps for Caldwell and Hays County!
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