Sunday, July 5, 2009

Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance yard signs give homeowners a chance to proclaim their commitment to water conservation

From the Greater Edward's Aquifer Alliance:
Brown is Beautiful
By Elena Serna

To address the severe drought conditions we are experiencing throughout the region, GEAA is mounting a campaign to give bragging rights to all of us who are pitching in to conserve water this summer.

We have three versions of yard signs available for display in your front yard that announce, "I'm not watering - I'm sharing my water with local farmers, our Hill Country springs, or Whooping Cranes."

GEAA members are aware of the need to maintain flows from the Comal and San Marcos springs to provide freshwater that Whooping Cranes (and river outfitters) rely upon for their livelihood. And, doesn't is just make sense that scarce water resources are better used on food crops than on carpet grass?

With your help, we hope to encourage people to make the connection between suburban water usage and the health of our Edwards Aquifer ecosystem.
We want to get these signs out in our neighborhoods as soon as possible - all over the Hill Country! Will you help us spread the message that we all need to share our water resources during the hot summer months?

Yard signs sell for $15 each from GEAA's office at 1809 Blanco Road in San Antonio, and at all seven San Antonio Clothesline Cleaner locations. The wonderful folks at Clothesline Cleaners will even throw in a free "Enviro-Bag" reusable garment bag with signs purchased at their locations! (Yet another reason we love these folks who do not pollute anything to get your clothes clean.)

You can also order signs for $20 via GEAA's website ($5 extra for shipping). Please visit our online store to order your signs, or contact Elena at 210-320-1457 / to schedule a time for pick-up at the San Antonio office.

We hope you get the chance to enjoy our spring-fed waterways and pools this summer. Please help us keep some water in our rivers by keeping it off lawns by purchasing a sign (or all three) for your yard today. They are an attractive way to proclaim that you care. We can get through this summer, but we need to do it together.

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