Feedback needed to improve watershed protection

The City is seeking feedback from the community regarding general knowledge of the natural waterway systems and the programs the City of Georgetown provides to protect those systems. The results will be used to develop or improve education materials and programs residents can use to help protect water quality.

“Our waterways, like Lake Georgetown and the San Gabriel River, aren’t just great recreation spots,” Georgetown stormwater management coordinator Tiffany Spicer said. “They also serve as homes to hundreds of species and provide drinking water from, through and to Georgetown and other communities in the area. It’s important we know people’s understanding of these systems, their impacts, and our programs, so we can work together to protect these critical resources.”

Take the survey here before it closes Friday, July 16.

The City of Georgetown has a Storm Water Management Program as required by state and federal regulations. The program describes the steps required to reduce pollutants in the City’s storm water. The City’s existing programs and activities are designed to protect the environment and water quality. The survey results will be used to improve the program and community outreach.

More information can be found at transportation.georgetown.org/storm-water-plan.

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Teams up with Georgetown Animal Shelter for FREE Adoptions

It’s a DOUBLE TROUBLE Adoption Event – Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) and Georgetown Animal Shelter are teaming up, for the first time ever, to present a FREE adoption special for adopters who schedule appointments to adopt their new furry family member in Georgetown!

From now through Sunday, June 20, 2021, both shelters’ sizzling summer specials include FREE adoptions of medium and large adult dogs and adult cats for adopters who make an appointment. The shelters are overflowing with wonderful pets for every kind of home, and between WCRAS and the Georgetown shelter, there’s sure to be a pet that will suit your family’s lifestyle.

“Due to the combination of kitten season, past rainstorms and large intakes from single residences, both shelters are over capacity with adult cats (including barn cats) and medium/large dogs. Our shelters are in desperate need for adopters and fosters in order to save lives. WCRAS and Georgetown Animal Shelter know it takes working together to be a lifesaving community and hope the community will team up with us,” said Misty Valenta, animal services director of WCRAS.

To take advantage of this special adoption celebration, go to wilcopets.org to see a list of all of the adoptable pets at WCRAS and pets.georgetown.org for pets at Georgetown Animal Shelter. Interested adopters may email adoption@wilco.org to schedule an appointment for priority service with one of our adoption matchmakers at WCRAS and animalsvc@georgetown.org to schedule an appointment at Georgetown Animal Shelter.