Open Space & Natural Area
Hays County Commissioners approved the purchase of a conservation easement for this 845-acre property located in San Marcos within the Sink Creek watershed.
Hays County Commissioners approved just over $2M from the Parks and Open Space Bond for this conservation easement in September 2022. This 845-acre property is located in San Marcos within the Sink Creek watershed. It is heavily forested, with significant karst features and is home to the endangered Golden-Cheeked Warbler. By conserving this land, it helps protect water quality and quantity inflows into the Edwards Aquifer and San Marcos Springs. Future proposed plans include a public trail that would provide potential connectivity between Emerald Crown Trail and Violet Crown Trail.