ACL Festival 2011

The Nature Conservancy was thrilled to be part of the 2011 ACL Festival, and we hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth in the ACL Cares section to sign up for membership, pick up a (totally cool) free cooling device, talk to us about conservation and learn about protecting freshwater resources in Texas.

We met thousands of new people from around the state and talked about the Conservancy’s mission and our on-the-ground projects. We even held a sweepstakes for a free kayak (congratulations to David Park of Austin who took home the big prize) while we were at it!

By the end of day three, we’d heard some amazing music, met some great people and nearly run out of t-shirts. Most importantly, we realized our goal of engaging Texans (and others!) and getting the word out on one of our state’s most pressing problemsaccess to clean, fresh water.

Did you know:

  • Texas’ current population is expected to double by 2060 and by then our water resources will be reduced by 1/5th?
  • There is currently no statewide plan with funding to address water conservation?

During the worst one-year drought in recorded history, there are more than 25 million Texans with water needsthat’s 25 million straws in our lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers. Water is a commodity we cannot afford to waste, and the Conservancy is working hard to guarantee clean, plentiful resources for generations to come. Join us! Go here here to become a member of The Nature Conservancy. See you next year at ACL!



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