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Lion's Field Events
Monthly films and presentations for your edification and enjoyment


Wednesday, January 28th: Water — Vista Ridge Update

Peggy Day, Sierra Club Chair; and Conservation Committee Co-Chairs, Meredith McGuire and Terry Burns, will tackle the recently approved Vista Ridge Pipeline including discussions of: 

  • Abengoa & Blue Water (Vista Ridge consortium) issues;  the originating aquifer issues and its groundwater districts; more pipeline questions, its San Antonio connections, and sustainability issues other than water
  • SAWS rates' update and how Vista Ridge would be paid for; can San Antonio afford Vista Ridge water without over-burdening the majority of residents with its costs; more information and questions about SAWS rate-restructuring (that, if approved by the City Council in mid-2015, will go into effect in 2016, regardless of whether the Vista Ridge project goes forward)
  • why future development propelled by Vista Ridge water would be so bad for the Edwards Aquifer, why that future development would be completely unsustainable for San Antonio, and why it fails to prepare the City for resilience in the face of rapidly increasing Climate Change
  • "best practices" and other innovations employed by other cities to expand and protect their water supply more sustainably (and more affordably) than SAWS' Vista Ridge and/or continuing current San Antonio practices (such as using aquifer water for irrigation and industrial/business uses that don't require potable water).

Wednesday, February 25th: Images of the West

Gary and Michelle Krysztopik have been traveling in the West and will present images of creative sustainable ideas that they spotted plus new design concepts. They also have interesting images of changes to landscape, including extreme weather events.  Come welcome Gary and Michelle as they fill us in on what they saw.

Our Lion's Field events are free and open to the public. They occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Lion's Field Adult Center, 2809 Broadway @ Mulberry (see map below). Programs begin at 6:30 p.m..