Membership meetings are the second Tuesday each month, 6 pm in the Driftwood Community Center. Join us October 8!
photo credit: John Fannin
On September 4, 2019, 6 – 9 pm, the Driftwood/Onion Creek Valley community celebrated the designation of the Section of RM 150 W between the intersections of RR 12 and RR 3237, the William B. Travis Heritage Trail at the Hays City Store and Icehouse in Hays City Texas. The jamboree celebrated the road’s designation and our community’s successful efforts to manifest our dream into a beautiful reality.
As of May 23, 2019, both the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 1221 designating FM 150 West between the intersections of RR 12 and RR 3237 as the William B. Travis Heritage Trail.
DHCS has adopted a two-mile stretch of FM 150. Our next cleanup is Saturday, October 5. Meet in the Methodist Church parking lot at 7:45.
Participants are asked to review the TxDOT safety information at http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/volunteer/adopt-a-highway/safety-tips.html.
DHCS gives a big thank you to Donna Burns for her generous donation to our "Deciding Driftwood" Capital Campaign in memory of her husband, Al Burns. We are very appreciative and excited to have her joining our Pecan donor level. Donna joins Discovery Land, an Oak level donor, to bring us over half way to our goal of raising $30,000.
DHCS is raising this money to engage Overland Partners in a planning process that will help us develop a conceptual plan for ‘downtown’ Driftwood and identify other special character areas in our wonderful community that we want to actively preserve and enhance. Overland has great experience helping communities like ours work out action plans for conserving their scenic qualities, historic legacies and unique characters.
To date, we have raised over half of our $30K fundraising goal, but WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider making a tax-exempt donation today to the DHCS (a 501-c-3 organization) to help us reach our goal.
Support this exciting community planning project! To donate, please visit our Donate page.
It's time to renew your annual dues. Our memberships begin at only $25 per year. You may mail us your dues, bring them to the monthly meeting, or pay by PayPal.
On Wednesday, March 27, a large group of Dripping Springs High School students conducted a service project at our Natural Area. They assisted with installation of freestanding rainwater systems (donated by Plateau Land & Wildlife) as well as other necessary weeding and cleanup activities. Master Naturalists also provided support.
The location, natural beauty and character of Hays County have resulted in a significant increase in the population of Hays County, and this growth is projected to continue. We welcome new residents of Hays County, and we must accommodate this population increase. However, improvements made to date have eliminated features and sites that formed and were the character of Hays County. This character of Hays County is not only our history but also our future. The beauty of Hays County has served to create a thriving wine industry, bed and breakfast/resorts, restaurants and active heritage-tourism trade that appreciates Hays County as it exists today. The nature of Hays County may change, but segments must be preserved out of respect for our past, the heritage-tourism economic engine of today, and the benefit of future generations.
DHCS aligns the Driftwood/Onion Creek Valley with Dripping Springs regarding the International Dark Sky Initiative, because we believe it is critical in preserving the environmental natural history in the entire region.
Wimberley Valley, which encompasses the cities of Woodcreek and Wimberley, was also officially designated the third International Dark Sky Community in Texas in 2018 by the The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA).
The Cicero Rufus Perry Rangers -- $25
The Ben Milam Colonists -- $50
The Thomas Martin Postmasters -- $100
The William J. Cannon Boosters -- $250
The Widow Freelove Woody Grantees -- $500
The Col. William B. Travis Heroes -- $1,000
You may mail us your annual dues or bring them to the meeting. Or pay by PayPal one time, or set up a monthly plan!
The Driftwood Core Area map is largely a combination of the Driftwood zip code and a proposed Appellation.
The Driftwood Area of Influence map is largely delineated by the contributory zone of Onion Creek until it reaches the southeastern Hays County line.
PO Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619