The Texas Wild Rice Festival is an all day local event hosted at Sewell Park. The goal was to provide the Central Texas community with an environmentally focused experience, with educational activities for preservation of the San Marcos River system. (should I keep rewording or can I just use and cite from the twrf site?) >>Our mission is to create an interactive educational environmental festival for the Central Texas community to connect and protect the sensitive San Marcos River ecosystem and its connected sister springs in Austin, New Braunfels, and San Antonio and the Edwards Aquifer that feeds them. As we celebrate and learn together at the festival, we connect around the river and provide opportunities to contribute to a healthier river and community. Inspiring people of all ages with a cascade of fun interactive workshops, guided river hikes, films, live music, crafts, and creative and performing arts, we provide opportunities for the Central Texas community to learn, work and play together in ways that preserve the beauty, ecological diversity, and integrity of the rivers, springs and aquifers and enhance their environmental conservation knowledge.
Bike Repair Stations have been installed in several different parts of campus to encourage students to use alternative forms of environmentally friendly transportation. This project was a proposal from the Bike Cave on campus.