City of Woodcreek Donates Hotel Occupancy Taxes for Interpretive Artifact Display at Jacob’s Well Natural Area
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – City of Woodcreek Mayor Pro Tem Nancye Britner on Tuesday presented a check to the Hays County Commissioners Court to fund an Interpretive Artifacts Display at the Jacob’s Well Natural Area (JWNA) Visitors Center.
The $6,226 donation is in recognition of the value that having JWNA in its extraterritorial jurisdiction brings to the City both as a tourist attraction and as “a perennial karstic spring that may be the greatest single source of water recharging the Edwards Aquifer,” said Britner, referencing a proclamation the City issued December 10. “The City of Woodcreek was an early player in the restoration of Jacob’s Well ever since the first water quality protection measures were passed in 2006.”
“Our thanks go to the City for continuing to be a valued partner in caring for the Jacob’s Well preserve,” said Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, whose precinct includes the preserve.
County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., echoed praise for the City’s interest in conservation and preservation. “On behalf of the people of all Hays County, thank you.”
John Sone, Woodcreek City Manager who also serves as an interpretive guide at JWNA, said he has met with visitors at the Well from every continent except Antarctica, and the City’s contribution will enhance the memorability of the experience of visitors to the preserve.
Hays County Parks Manager Brooke Leftwich said she expects the display to be ready by late spring 2015, just in time for the start of swim season.
Photo: Left to right, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Woodcreek Mayor Pro Tem Nancye Britner, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Woodcreek City Manager John Sone and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. The City presented a check for $6,226 for an interpretive artifacts display at the Jacob’s Well Natural Area preserve to the Hays County Commissioners Court on December 16.