|Reflected Beauty by Shannon Brotherton, 2010 Naturescapes|
SMGA believes that planning informed by input from citizens provides an important tool for ensuring that our mission to create and conserve an interconnected system of parks and natural areas serves a broad range of needs throughout San Marcos and Hays County. We support planning for conservation of clean water and natural areas that contributes to our understanding of how to best serve residents relative to our mission.
ECT is a non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of citizens, including neighborhood, environmental, business leaders and policy makers, who share the common goal of addressing growth sensibly with the interests of the region’s citizens in mind.The organization has no regulatory powers and does not seek to forcibly impose a plan on the region or its local governments. Instead, Envision Central Texas will work cooperatively and in partnership with all entities and individuals to help guide the region toward a common vision for the future.The Greenprint for Growth is a proactive tool for conservation planning that involves sophisticated computer modeling which integrates geographic data with local conservation goals to help communities make strategic, objective decisions about land conservation priorities.