Wins Groundwater Stewardship
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Hollon, a dear friend and Steering Committee member of CARD, as well as a founding member of the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association, an original member of the Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board and a leader in local water conservation efforts for decades until his death in November last year, has received the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District Groundwater Stewardship Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015. CARD members thank the BSEACD board members--who well knew Jack’s long and faithful efforts to promote and educate on the wise use of water--for acknowledging Jack with this appropriate and significant recognition. We also thank the many groups and individuals who nominated Jack, a beloved figure in our community. Everyone who knew Jack was well aware of his early and steadfast devotion to the increasingly critical issue of water for our area, for Texas and for the world.
The BSEACD award reads:
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jack Hollon worked persistently and passionately throughout his life to conserve land and water in the Wimberley Valley and across the Texas Hill Country. He founded and supported many programs that integrated aquifer science, management, surface water quality protection, land conservation, environmental education, and public policy development. He brought people together, celebrated beauty, and helped find effective ways to protect it. He will be missed.
CARD also congratulates the other winners of this year’s BSEACD Groundwater Stewardship Awards, including Bill Johnson of Halifax Ranch near Kyle, who won the Aquifer Advocate Award, for his long history as an advocate of groundwater science, and no doubt his contributions and leadership in last year’s Save Our Wells movement that resulted in legislation to provide oversight in the formerly unregulated area of the county.
For a full list of winners, go to www.bseacd.org/education/groundwater-stewardship-awards
- CARD Steering Committee