TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — Travis County will celebrate Thursday the purchase of seven conservation easements near Hamilton Pool.
County officials said the purchased land protects more than 3,000 acres in the Hamilton Pool Road corridor by restricting development and protecting environment features while allowing conservation-minded landowners to continue living on their property.
“Travis County is growing at a rapid pace, and there’s an urgent need to protect natural areas like the Hamilton Pool Road corridor,” said Brigid Shea, Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 2. “These conservation easements allow us to maintain the County’s irreplaceable environmental features. Reimers Ranch Park and Hamilton Pool visitors and residents nearby will be able to enjoy the land and scenery for many years to come."
The conservation easements were purchased with bond funds approved by Travis County voters in 2017 to protect watersheds, native wildlife and scene vistas.
"I want to thank the Travis County voters who approved the protection of 3,000 acres in the Hamilton Pool Road corridor," said Ann Howard, Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 3. "I’m thrilled this area of western Travis County will be preserved, so we can enjoy the beauty of public parks like Reimers Ranch Park and Hamilton Pool with minimal disruption from encroaching development. I’m looking forward to the completion of other conservation easements underway in eastern Travis County and encourage residents to do what they can to protect and preserve our natural areas."
Completion of the seven conservation easement purchases is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 2. in Dripping Springs.
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