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The Cibolo Center for Conservation is deeply committed to a future where our Hill Country lands and waters remain pristine for the wildlife and people who depend on them.

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The Cibolo Center for Conservation mission is to promote the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship.

We transform lives through the love of nature, welcoming visitors into a beautiful natural Hill Country setting for nature education, enriching community experiences, and environmental research in action.

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Read the Fall/Winter Edition of the Upstream

We envisioned this new Learning Village as a home for our growing Nest Nature School and as a vibrant hub for community engagement and activity. Thanks to the time, talent and generosity of many friends, the longtime dream has now become a reality.

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Fire is an Ecological Tool

Wildlife managers utilize fire to stimulate the landscape and maintain the health of prairies. 

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Kids Need Nature, We Need You!

This #GivingTuesday, you can give th gift of nature and help us as we continue to grow into our campus at the new Nest Nature School.

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Finding Her Spot in the Nest

You can find Katie on hikes with her students on any given day, watching them learn to climb logs for the first time or sitting on the ground for storytime. One of Katie’s favorite things about teaching is watching a child hit significant milestones in his or her development.

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Marigolds: A symbolic flower for Dia de Los Muertos

One of the brightest and most well-known symbols is the marigold or cempasuchil, the flower of the dead. Those who celebrate this tradition believe the flower helps the dead find their way back to their loved ones in the living world through its vibrant color and strong scent.

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“The Cibolo” Saves More Ground

In summary, just upstream from the Heard property, The Cibolo permanently protected the 62-acre Herff Farm, purchased in 2007 through a conservation easement with the Texas Agricultural Land Trust.

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Meet the New Nest Nature School Staff

One of those staff members is Sarah Mortati, Director of Administration for the Nest Nature School. On any given day, you can find Sarah performing various tasks such as working the phones fielding calls from current and prospective parents, leading tours at the new campus, and working to ensure every registered family is set up for success on the first day of school.

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The Power of Mushrooms

Mushrooms often don’t get the credit they deserve. They are curiosities that appear as if by magic after a rainstorm or show up on a downed log in the forest.

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Preparing Your Fall Gardens in the Texas Hill Country

Fall is also a great time to beef up your native plant selection.  Including native plants in your garden is beneficial both for local pollinators and for you!  Fall is your second chance to plant native perennials.

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Read the latest edition of the Upstream

Learn all about what is happening at the Cibolo and the impact we are having […]

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Kind Words From Our Visitors
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature with the grandchildren!
Kind Words From Our Visitors
Beautiful walks along Cibolo Creek. Lovely way to spend a beautiful afternoon outside.
Kind Words From Our Visitors
Such a peaceful spot and the temperature change down at the creek is such a welcome relief in the summer. We've been coming here for years as a family, and it's a place where peace and tranquility ooze.
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