History of Alliance

Historical Summary of SLWA



  • November 2008       Initial Workshop to discuss formation of an alliance



  • January 2009            First official meeting of the SLWA and formation of board of  directors 


  • March 2009               SLWA Land Stewardship Workshop


  • May 2009                  SLWA Membership Meeting covering goals, values, and  alliances' webpage


  • August 2009             SLWA Workshop on Prescribed Burning and Groundwater Districts and Management Areas


  • November 2009       SLWA Workshop on Riparian Habitat, Turkey Habitat and Quail Cooperatives



  • January 2010            SLWA adopted a 2-mile section of road from Flat Rock crossing to hwy 377 South


  • April 2010                 SLWA co-sponsors Texas Watershed Steward Workshop


  • May 2010                  SLWA Riparian Workshop


  • Summer 2010           SLWA/TPWD partnership begins to control elephant ear


  • October 2010            SLWA facilitated a stakeholders informational meeting on  the TPWD Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative and the                                                                  the Texas Paddling Trails program.


  • December 2010       SLWA facilitated a second stakeholders informational meeting on the TPWD Guadalupe Bass Restoration Initiative and the Texas                                           Paddling Trails program.

  • March 2011              SLWA and TPWD sign contract for the Tyson Broad's grant proposal for a Upper Llano Characterization report and Watershed                                                 Conservation Plan.


  • June 25 2011            SLWA membership meeting, program, and lunch at Llano River Field Station 


  • July 2011                   SLWA, TPWD, TTU, Kimble Co., and City of Junction all sign an agreement to begin the development of the                                                                                     South Llano Paddling Trail


  • July 21, 2011            TPWD holds a meeting of agency experts, private consultants, and SLWA representatives to address the recovery of the Oasis Fire                                            impacted land. SLWA is asked and agrees to facilitate and coordinate a workshop to the recovery.


  • Sept. 2011                 SLWA with funding from the Junction Tourism Board acquires over 2,000 UP to You river trash bags from the Nueces River Authority


  • Sept. 20, 2011          SLWA facilitates and coordinates the Junction Water Workshop


  • Nov. 12, 2011           SLWA facilitates and coordinates the Oasis Pipeline Fire Recovery Workshop sponsored by TPWD


  • November 2011      The EPA Healthy Watershed Grant for an Upper Llano Watershed Protection Plan is approved and SLWA is listed as one of the                                                  partners.



  • March 3, 2012         SLWA membership meeting and program on Gradient boundary presentation by Ben Thomson retired Senior Surveyor TX General                                        Land Office


  • April 14, 2012           SLWA facilitates the launch of the South Llano Paddling Trail in conjunction with the Kimble Co. Wise Living Event.


  • April 25, 2012           SLWA facilitates a steering committee meeting of stakeholders on the draft of the Upper Llano Watershed Conservation Plan


  • May 19, 2012            SLWA facilitates a follow up field trip to the Oasis Fire recovery demonstration site


  • Sept. 22, 2012          SLWA sponsors Conservation Easement Workshop.​

  • April 18, 2013           SLWA receives the TPWD Lone Star Land Steward Award


  • April 20, 2013          SLWA sponsors Water Conservation Workshop "How To's of Water Conservation"


  • June 29. 2013           SLWA Llano River Clean Up and Kayak raffle for participants.





  • March 2014             Alliance and River get mentioned in Tx Parks and Wildlife Magazine


  • May 17 2014             SLWA South Llano River Clean up and Kayak raffle for participants


  • July 31, 2014            SLWA sponsors "Destination Junction" Community meeting at Kimble Co. Courthouse


  • Oct. 15, 2014            SLWA, TPWD, and Llano River Field Station sponsor "Can the Guadalupe Bass save our Hill Country Rivers?"

  • Jan. 10, 2015            SLWA first edition of "Watershed Week in Review" weekly newsletter

  • Feb. 10, 2015           SLWA Board votes unanimously to change the name of SLWA to "Llano River Watershed Alliance"

  • April 18, 2015          SLWA, TPWD, and Llano River Field Station sponsor the  "Oasis Pipeline Wildfire Recovery Workshop"


  • June 2015                SLWA begins partnership with Upper Llanos Soil Board offering scholarships to students to attend Range Workshop at Llano River                                          Field Station

  • Sept 27, 2015           LRWA's Fall Outing on South Llano River




  • Jan. 10, 2016            LRWA planning meeting and BBQ


  • March 2016             LRWA receives a grant from the Mason Community Foundation to purchase new stream-monitoring kits


  • April 30, 2016          LRWA sponsors tour of Kerr Wildlife Management Area with noted land stewardship author, Jim Stanley

  • June 3, 2016             LRWA co-sponsors Stream Bank Restoration Workshop

  • October 20, 2016     LRWA co-sponsors Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Mason

  • Fall 2016                   LRWA begins Citizen Scientist Water Quality monitoring on Llano


  • May 6, 2017             LRWA co-sponsors Texas Watershed Steward Program in Junction

  • July 9, 2017              LRWA volunteers cage riparian native trees at South Llano River State Park to protect from browse


  • August 4, 2017         LRWA co-hosts river clean up and invasive species removal along South Llano


  • October 12, 2017      LRWA co-sponsors Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Mason


  • October 2017            LRWA partners with Bass Pro Shops and TPWD on tagged Guadalupe Bass giveaway.




  • June 30, 2018           LRWA hosts river clean up and kiosk installation at new TPWD River Access and Conservation Area (RACA) site on  South Llano

  • July 25, 2018            LRWA and partners host public tour of recently constructed  exclosures along South Llano River to protect riparian areas from browse

  • July 31, 2018            Alliance and 19 other partners in the Hill Country Conservation Network receive $5 million pledge from NRCS to fund private                                                  landowner stewardship programs as part of  Regional Conservation Partnership Program

  • August 23, 2018      Alliance hosts TPWD RACA Workshop in Castell

  • October 2018           Llano River reaches 2ndhighest flood levels in recorded history. Alliance Facebook page and list serve serves as  important data                                                source for residents along river

  • November 3, 2018   LRWA cohosts Healthy Creeks and Riparian Workshop on  Sandy Creek

  • Nov-Dec 2018          LRWA and TPWD scout river for navigation hazards  resulting from the flood




  • January 2019            Alliance releases report of Fall Floods on the Llano

  • March 2019              Alliance hosts two lectures on the Llano at Llano Earth Art Fest

  • March 2, 2019          Alliance co-hosts Sandy Creek Riparian Restoration Workshop

  • March 21, 2019        Alliance hosts Flood Forecasting Workshop in Castell

  • April 2019                 Alliance coordinates with TPWD for fish sampling to assess  recovery following flood.

  • April 2019                  LRWA launches YouTube channel for viewing narrated aerial footage of the Llano following the flood.

  • April and May 2019 Alliance hosts “Great Guac Grab” to clean up debris from 42,000-pound avocado spill on South Llano.

  • May 18,2019             LRWA hosted Llano River Work Day to improve access and conservation at new RACA sites.

  • July 2019                   Alliance removes additional navigation hazards along S Llano resulting from flood

  • Summer 2019           LRWA co-hosts Landowner Incentive Program workshops in Mason and Junction

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