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!

Tickets go on sale January 1! 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 are $150 per person (plus fees). $90 of each ticket is tax-deductible.

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

Below are some of the great auction items and unique experiences we’ve featured at our previous events:

  • Five nights in Maui plus helicopter island tour
  • Three nights at the Lodge in Jackson Hole, with professional fly fishing trip
  • One-week stay in Angel Fire, New Mexico for group of eight
  • Five-night inclusive Caribbean package to Punta Cana, Cancun, or Riviera Maya
  • Four all-inclusive nights in Los Cabos, with sport fishing trip
  • Six nights for four adults in Tuscany, with dinner and wine by private chef
  • Bracken Bat Cave experience for group of ten
  • Diamonds on Ice
  • Original watercolor painting — Keith Randolph original
  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka package
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens membership and picnic basket
  • Whataburger lover’s gift card and goodies basket
  • In-N-Out Burger roundup combo
  • Natural Bridge Caverns tickets and picnic basket
  • Tickets to San Antonio Zoo and Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Photography packages and sessions from Steve Armstrong Photography
  • 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.