Update from Mayor Kelley – June 29, 2017

From Mayor Kelley

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 Please remind your guests and family members that a BURN BAN is in effect and fireworks are prohibited.

  1. Don’t forget the annual 4th of July Parade and Ice Cream Social.  Parade lineup is 8:00 a.m. with the parade beginning at 8:30.  Ice Cream and awards ceremony immediately follow the parade in the community center.  Volunteers are needed for ice cream donations and serving.
  2. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Lower Colorado River Authority announced that zebra mussels have been found in Lake Travis.

    Though this is not good news, it’s not devastating either. The drinking water in the lake remains safe, and the lake remains a great destination for visitors from across the country.

    The discovery underscores the need for all of us to do everything we can to prevent zebra mussels from spreading.

  • For boaters, that means cleaning, draining and drying boats before moving to a different lake.
  • Owners of boats, boat ramps, marinas and infrastructure on Lake Travis should inspect any assets in the water (pipes, boat hulls, etc.) regularly, and remove any attached zebra mussels.

For more information, visit lcra.org/zebramussels or download this fact sheet. If you have questions, please contact Bryan Cook, manager of Water Quality Protection, at [email protected] or 512-578-3258, or Lisa Benton, senior water quality coordinator, at [email protected] or 512-578-2151.

From the Editor Highland Haven Newsletter CORRECTION

Camp Champions firework shows are best observed from SWAN PARK (not Dove Park).

July 13, 16 (short show), 27

August 10

… and possibly July 4th