CaseyCutler with the Travis Heritage Trail Sign

Notice About the October Meeting

The October membership meeting is cancelled and members are encouraged to attend the following TxDot meeting instead:

What are your safety and mobility needs on the US 290 corridor from FM1826 in southwest Austin to RR12 in Dripping Springs?

The  Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a study to identify  long-term safety and mobility solutions for the US 290 corridor and  establish a recommended right-of-way footprint. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, 5 – 7 pm, Dripping  Springs Ranch Park, Special Event Venue Room, 1042 Event Center Drive. 

Those unable to attend may take the online survey Sept. 16 – Oct. 21 at

Wm B Travis Heritage Trail:

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.

Current Projects


Adopt-a-Highway Program

 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 

Capital Campaign

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.

Annual Dues!

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.

Natural Area

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.

About Us


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. 


Dark Sky Initiative

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). 


Membership Levels (Annual Dues)

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!

Area Maps

Driftwood Core Area and Roads

 The Driftwood Core Area map is largely a combination of the Driftwood zip code and a proposed Appellation.

Driftwood Area of Influence

 The Driftwood Area of Influence map is largely delineated by the contributory zone of Onion Creek until it reaches the southeastern Hays County line. 

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Driftwood Historical Conservation Society

PO Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619