Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust Preservation Matters

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January 12, 2011

150-Acre Easement Preserves Area Over Carrizo-Wilcox Recharge Zone

WILSON COUNTY – More than 150 acres of property over the Carrizo-Wilcox Recharge zone has been preserved through a conservation easement with Clay Lorenz and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust (GBR Trust). The easement, executed Dec. 21, 2010, becomes the second tract of property secured by the GBR Trust in Wilson County and the second tract of land that has been donated by Lorenz.

"Mr. Lorenz has now completed his second conservation easement with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust," said GBR Trust Board President, Roger Welder. "We are very pleased to have worked with Mr. Lorenz again to preserve this track of land in Wilson County."

The property is an irregular shaped tract of land. The conservation elements of the property are undeveloped, wooded areas with large live oaks, bur oaks, mesquite and crotia. Areas of creek run along the property boundary that flows into Ecleto Creek, and eventually the Guadalupe River near the delta. The property has recharge features of the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer, open space and scenic value.

The Trust is a charitable, non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that was developed to conserve the land and water of the Guadalupe River watershed for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic and productive value.

The mission of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust is to preserve the unique natural heritage of the Guadalupe watershed for future generations, by protecting open landscapes, working farms and ranches, and wildlife habitat through conservation easements, education, and outreach that connects people to the water and the land. More information about the Trust is available at www.gbrtrust.org.