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Watch the Rockport Public Meeting

March 29th, 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 Jim Blackburn spoke on behalf of TAP regarding the recently signed GBRA-TAP White […]

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TAP Meeting – The GBRA-TAP White Paper

March 8th, 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 February 22, 2016, the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority (GBRA) and TAP co-signed a […]

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GBRA and The Aransas Project Collaborate with White Paper for the Benefit of the Guadalupe River System

February 24th, 2016 |

AUSTIN — Two entities that spent years in litigation over Guadalupe River water use and how it affects the wintering population of the endangered whooping cranes are finding common ground and today announced that they are collaborating on a white paper.  This white paper, between the […]

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Press Conference Alert

February 23rd, 2016 |

                              NEWS                             Feb. 24, 2016 For more information, contact: Todd Votteler, or (512) 970-9840 Jim Blackburn, […]

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TAP and the International Crane Foundation invite you to a public meeting

November 2nd, 2015 |

Bay Inflows, Legal Action and the Economic and Ecological Future of Aransas County Paws and Taws, Fulton Texas: Monday, November 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. The Aransas Project, its legal team and the International Crane Foundation invite you to join them, the Matagorda Bay Foundation and […]

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Chronicle Editorial: Don’t mess with Texas’ big cranes

July 13th, 2014 |

Today, the Houston Chronicle published an Editorial about the recent decision by the a panel of the Fifth Circuit Court Court of Appeals. It starts: Imagine this conversation 50 years from now when a docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science walks visitors through the ornithology […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

Fifth Circuit Acknowledges 23 Whooping Crane Deaths from Lack of Inflows, Yet Refuses to Hold Texas Liable

July 2nd, 2014 |

Federal court of appeals decision offers roadmap for future cases Today, The Aransas Project (TAP) announces its analysis of the ruling from the appeals court decision regarding TAP’s legal battle to protect the last naturally migrating flock of endangered whooping cranes. The Fifth Circuit Court […]

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USFWS releases water to benefit whooping cranes

April 3rd, 2014 |

According to this story, it turns out that Whooping Cranes do in fact need freshwater to maintain their habitat. The freshwater releases discussed in the story will maintain the Crane habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska, a critical stopover for the migration north. The U.S. […]

Filed in: Drought, Whooping Cranes


San Antonio Seeks Ownership of Its Wastewater

January 24th, 2014 | Related Press

A bid by San Antonio’s water utility to declare ownership of the sewage it treats and releases has sparked a regional tug-of-war — one that could become more common as Texas’ thirsty water users struggle to protect their supplies. Every year, the San Antonio Water […]

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Editorial: One survey of whoopers isn’t look at complete picture

January 9th, 2014 | Related Press

The whooping cranes have been in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge since November. The endangered birds will spend the winter and early spring months here before flying back to Canada in April. The Aransas flock is the last remaining natural migratory flock, and we are […]

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