From the Hill Country to the coast, our way of life depends on freshwater from the Guadalupe River Basin. The Aransas Project is an alliance of citizens, organizations, businesses, and municipalities who want responsible water management of the Guadalupe River Basin to ensure freshwater flows from the Hill Country all the way to the bays—ecosystems that support area fishing, tourism, and the winter habitat of the endangered whooping cranes.

The Aransas Project Updates

UPDATE on Implementation of the Agreement January 2018

Jan 10, 2018 |

In February 2016, the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and The Aransas Project (TAP) reached agreement on a shared vision for the future of the Guadalupe River system and San Antonio Bay. This […]

Grant to Initiate the GBRA/TAP Agreement

Jun 19, 2017 |

Goal to Address Long-Term Water Supply Needs in Guadalupe Basin and Safeguard Critical Whooping Crane Habitat AUSTIN — The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and The Aransas Project (TAP) undertook the first step […]

GBRA and TAP Sign New Whitepaper Agreement

Nov 28, 2016 |

For more information, contact: LaMarriol Smith,<>, (830) 379-5822 COLUMBUS, Texas—Today, the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and The Aransas Project (TAP) signed a new version of an agreement to work […]

Watch the Rockport Public Meeting

Mar 29, 2016 |

The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and The Aransas Project (TAP) help a public meeting in Rockport on Monday, March 21.  Bill West and Todd Votteler spoke on behalf of GBRA and […]

TAP Meeting – The GBRA-TAP White Paper

Mar 8, 2016 |

Monday, March 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 pm  Paws & Taws, 402 N. Fulton Beach Rd., Fulton, Texas Presentation by Jim Blackburn, TAP Special Guest Participants – Bill West and Todd Votteler, GBRA On […]

“Water issues are of great concern for whooping cranes. Data show that the health and survival of the endangered whooping crane flock is directly related to freshwater inflows from the Guadalupe and San Antonio rivers.”

Tom Stehn
Whooping Crane Coordinator,
United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Whooping Crane Recovery Activities Report
August 2011