Saturday, April 13

  • 5:30 – 10:00 pm
  • Knibbe Ranch
  • 9836 Spring Branch Road, Spring Branch, TX 78070
  • Raise funds to Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry!

Help Preserve Our Hill Country Environment! Join us for our fifth annual fundraising dinner and auction—at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, one of the few remaining Century Heritage ranches in Texas. The evening is dedicated to raising funds for the continued legal fight against the proposed Vulcan quarry and bringing awareness to the negative impacts of poorly supervised aggregate mining and quarry operations in Texas.

Enjoy a fabulous four-course meal with local libations and more! Silent and live auctions will top off the evening as we toast everything that we love about our one-of-a-kind Hill Country—all while supporting a great cause! New this year: pick your entrée: beef tenderloin, smoked salmon, or vegetarian. Get your tickets today!

All proceeds will support legal counsel and scientific experts needed for the ongoing battle against the proposed Vulcan quarry and TCEQ. Attire: bolos and boots (Hill Country dressy). Tickets can be purchased online for $150 per person. $50 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

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Guest Speaker: Katherine Romans

Hill Country Alliance Executive Director Katherine Romans brings a decade of nonprofit and legislative experience to the Hill Country Alliance. She worked for several years as a legislative aide for the Committee on Natural Resources within the United States House of Representatives, and has experience with both local and national nonprofits. Katherine now serves as executive director for the Hill Country Alliance, and has led the organization’s landowner outreach program for more than two years. In that role, she connected landowners within the Pedernales River Basin to technical and financial resources within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Katherine holds a Master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also serves on the board of the Hill Country Land Trust.

Still Not Too Late to Donate or Become a Sponsor

Please join your Texas Hill Country neighbors, help support our effort, and promote your business by sponsoring this event and/or donating auction items or services:

  • Financial contributions
  • Gift certificates
  • Food or spirits packages
  • Entertainment packages
  • Vendor packages
  • Vacation getaways
  • Sporting goods
  • Golf, hunting, and fishing packages

Someone from our organization would be happy to visit with you and discuss in more detail. Please contact us at if you have questions or would like to help sponsor this event. Thank you for your consideration and love of our precious Hill Country!

Preserve Our Hill Country Environment Foundation

Silent & Live Auctions

A few of the great auction items and unique experiences currently available (with more being added every week):

  • One-week stay in Angel Fire, New Mexico for group of eight
  • Bordeaux at Hotel Palais Gallien with wine tours in Saint-Emilion (5 nights for two)
  • Napa Valley wine tour (3 nights for two)
  • Amalfi Coast in a private apartment (7 nights for two)
  • Old World Charm of Placencia, Belize in a two-bedroom private condo (7 nights for four)
  • Alaska’s Majestic Frontier in a Veranda State Room aboard Royal Caribbean (7 nights for two)
  • Sedona, Arizona getaway at Wilde Resort & Spa (3 nights for two)
  • Luck of the Irish in Dublin at Clontarf Castle Hotel (5 nights for two)
  • All-Inclusive at a beach front resort in Puerta Vallarta (5 nights for two)
  • Bracken Bat Cave experience for group of five
  • Golden ticket raffle – top prize .5 carat diamond w/$500 certificate towards mounting
  • B2 hand-crafted and custom pottery
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens membership
  • Original artwork by R. Keith Randolph
  • Tickets to San Antonio Zoo
  • Tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Photography packages and sessions from Steve Armstrong Photography
  • Five-course dinner w/wine pairing at Hill Country Vineyard
  • Gift baskets and certificates from many other restaurants and retailers
  • Many more great items and unique experiences!

As silent and live auction items are added, we will be displaying selected items here and on our Facebook page. Mark West, Auctioneer #17806.

Preserve Our Hill Country Environment Foundation (DBA Stop 3009 Vulcan Quarry, Friends of Dry Comal Creek) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to preserve, protect, and restore the land, water, air, wildlife, unique features, and quality of life in the Texas Hill Country from the aggressive and insufficiently regulated expansion of the aggregate industry. Contributions to Preserve Our Hill Country Environment Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.