In this area we get our water from a huge system
of underground caves and porous limestone called
the Edwards Aquifer.
To protect the quality, not only is development
over the recharge zone limited, but runoff from
parking lots etc is caught in special basins and
naturally filtered before being allowed to seep
into the ground, and into our water supply.
In addition, certain critical zones are bought with
money from a special tax, and either left in their
natural state or turned into parks and natural areas.
The newest one to open is Crownridge Canyon, north
of Loop 1604 near the intersection of Camp Bullis
and Babcock roads.
The entrance and restrooms building, whose sloping roof
catches rainwater which is stored in a cistern for landscape
This mosaic is appropriate.
(Click on the photos to enlarge)
Part 2 will have some views from the trails, but please
study the map. I don't want anyone getting lost.