Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Texas Oases

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

The July issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine is traditionally devoted to water, and covers serious issues. This July, Managing Editor Louie Bond says they’re having a little fun.

This July’s fun article will be about natural water gems—these beautiful little oases. And the ones we’re focusing on are primarily in Central Texas. And so we have places like Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well in Wimberley, and Hamilton Pool and West cave, and Gorman Falls. And these places are just magical. The thing about these places is that they’re actually very fragile, and we’ve loved many of them to death. And so, there’s a balance that we have to find between enjoying these wonderful places and preserving them. So, we tell the stories of these five places; I’m lucky enough to live near several of them, and I know in my little home town of Wimberley, we’ve gone to great efforts to preserve Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well. And, it takes citizen action, government involvement, and so, there’s a call to action, I think, for people to look around them in their own communities. If they don’t have a place like this, they might want to come visit one and see if they want to be part of that. But, we can all work together to enjoy and protect these natural wonders.

The July issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine is on newsstands now.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.