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A Community Resource

An important part of our mission is to connect the people of New Braunfels with the beauty and importance of the unique ecosystem that exists at the Headwaters at the Comal.

When Phase II is completed, public amenities will include a central courtyard; event lawn; display gardens; walking trails; outdoor classrooms; natural springs overlook; wastewater treatment wetlands; composting facilities; and more.

Demonstration areas for commercial and residential conservation techniques and technologies, including: HVAC and lighting technology; irrigation systems; plant selection; and use of natural ventilation and daylight

An 8,000 sq. ft. ‘Living Building’ which incorporates adaptive reuse of existing structures, exterior walls made of plants that support pollinators and provide stunning color throughout the year, a water feature which uses rainwater collected from the building, and constructed wetland cells that demonstrate how wetlands cleanse and filter water

Picnic area with permeable walkways and natural shading

Outdoor classroom (2,800 sq. ft.) and multi-purpose building (9,000 sq. ft.) to be available for community use

Courtyard that demonstrates LID principles with drought tolerant plants, water features, and terracing


Discover the various native plants, soil and wildlife that have helped restore the environment.



Throughout the year programming for both youth and adult audiences will be offered. A variety of different topics including environmental conservation, gardening, art, and health and wellness will be covered.



Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about the native environment at the Comal Springs, meet new people, and help do important work to sustain and restore the environment for generations to come.



By becoming a member, you will support our mission to educate the community about sustainable environmental practices; the native environment; and ecological and cultural history.

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