At its December 14, 2017 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District selected its 2017 Groundwater Stewardship Award winners. The District presents these stewardship awards every two years to deserving individuals, organizations, companies or agencies that have invested exemplary effort towards the protection and conservation of water resources in the District.
Please see their press release for details on all of the 2017 winners.
Who is the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center named after?
Beverly S. Sheffield, 1913 -1999, is regarded as one of Barton Springs’ main devotees, as both a swimmer and an administrator. His experiences there span some 70 years. As aquatics director and Director of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department from 1946 until 1973, he guided the development of our local Audubon Society, area garden clubs, nature centers, and Austin’s prized Town Lake area.
Excerpt from Barton Springs Eternal by Turk Pipkin and Marshall Frech. Photograph by Will Van Overbeek.