The Texas Hill Country, famous for its picturesque landscapes, vibrant communities, and unique ecological systems, is home to the ambitious Great Springs Project. This visionary initiative seeks to create a green corridor of publicly accessible trails that connect San Antonio and Austin, linking four of Texas’ major springs along the way: Barton Springs, San Marcos Springs, Comal Springs, and San Antonio Springs. The Great Springs Project represents a significant stride toward conservation, economic growth, and enhanced quality of life for residents and businesses in the region.

As part of our commitment to community engagement and environmental awareness, our own Kaitie Moore Underwood recently conducted an insightful interview with Marjesca Brown of the Great Springs Project. Here, we delve into the details of the project and explore why it’s crucial for the Texas Hill Country.

What is the Great Springs Project?

The Great Springs Project was established in response to the rapid growth and urbanization of the Austin-San Antonio corridor. The project aims to create a 100-mile trail system that not only makes these natural wonders accessible to the public but also preserves the unique ecosystems and waterways they depend on. By connecting existing parks, green spaces, and conservation areas, the project will provide continuous habitat for wildlife, promote outdoor recreational activities, and protect vital water resources.

Key Components of the Project

  1. Trail System Development: The heart of the Great Springs Project is the establishment of a 100-mile trail connecting Austin to San Antonio. This trail will offer residents and visitors numerous recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, and nature observation.
  2. Conservation Efforts: Central to the project is the preservation of the Texas Hill Country’s fragile ecosystems, focusing on water quality and quantity. Protecting the springs and their tributaries ensures the sustainability of vital water resources for the region.
  3. Public Engagement and Education: The project will include educational initiatives to raise awareness about the environmental significance of the springs and the importance of conservation. This will foster a sense of community stewardship and inspire collective action to protect these natural assets.

Importance for Residents and Businesses

The Great Springs Project carries profound benefits for both residents and businesses in the Texas Hill Country:

  1. Enhanced Quality of Life: Access to green spaces and trails improves the quality of life for residents by providing recreational opportunities, promoting physical activity, and offering a natural respite from urban settings.
  2. Economic Growth: The development of trail systems and conservation areas attracts tourists and outdoor enthusiasts, boosting local economies. Businesses, especially in tourism, hospitality, and retail industries, stand to benefit from increased foot traffic and spending.
  3. Environmental Sustainability: By safeguarding critical water sources and natural habitats, the project contributes to long-term environmental sustainability. This is particularly important in the Texas Hill Country, where rapid urbanization and climate change pose significant threats to natural resources.
  4. Community Health and Well-being: The availability of outdoor recreational activities has been linked to better mental and physical health. The Great Springs Project will provide residents with spaces to engage in healthy, outdoor activities, enhancing overall community well-being.

Insights from the Interview with Marjesca Brown

In her interview, Marjesca Brown highlights the project’s milestones and shares her vision for the future. She emphasizes the collaborative effort required to make this vision a reality, involving local communities, businesses, and government agencies. Marjesca also discusses the significance of public support and how individuals can get involved in conservation efforts. This interview provides a deeper understanding of the project’s goals and the passionate work driving it forward.


The Great Springs Project is more than just a trail system; it is a commitment to preserving the natural heritage of the Texas Hill Country while fostering economic growth and enhancing residents’ quality of life. As the project progresses, it stands as a testament to what can be achieved when communities unite for a common cause—preserving the natural beauty and resources that define their region.

We encourage everyone to explore more about the Great Springs Project and consider how they can contribute to this transformative initiative. Watch Kaitie Moore Underwood’s interview with Marjesca Brown on our YouTube channel for more insights and information.

Together, we can ensure that the Texas Hill Country remains a thriving, beautiful, and sustainable place for generations to come.

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About the Author: Kaitie Moore Underwood

Kaitie Moore Underwood
Kaitie Moore Underwood's roots in competitive rodeo in Texas intertwined with her academic pursuits at the University of Houston, where she met her husband, Hank. Their move to the Hill Country in 2021 marked the beginning of both their family and Kaitie's successful career in real estate, assisting 18 families in her first year. With a background in the hospitality industry, recognized for her service excellence by the Starwood Hotel Sales Organization, Kaitie has honed her skills in financial analysis, strategy, and marketing. Now, as a pivotal member of the Blue Collar Commercial Group, she continues her professional ascent, consistently exceeding expectations through her dedication to relationships and solutions.

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