June 14, 2018 500 AM
ALPINE – The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation. The $10,000 grant will go toward the first phase of a hydrologic profile study of the Lower Delaware Basin with an emphasis on the Balmorhea Springs Complex to be conducted by the Southwest Research Institute out of San Antonio. The study supports the Hershey Foundation’s goals of water and habitat conservation. Once completed, the study will provide regional groundwater conservation districts, cities, and counties with enhanced tools to reach sound decisions on how best to monitor and regulate water use within our arid corner of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that works to conserve the living heritage and unique natural and cultural resources of the greater Big Bend region of Texas. The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation was established in 1961 for the “preservation and conservation of land, forests, streams, wetlands and habitat existing in a natural state and the defense of such resources” and the “establishment, conservation and preservation of parks and open space for public use” among other areas of interest.
Visit www.bigbendconservationalliance.org for more information on the Big Bend Conservation Alliance and www.jthershey.org to learn more about the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation.