The Great Springs Project and the Comal County Conservation Alliance (CCCA) teamed up to create a new map showing the protected lands of the Edwards Aquifer. The map clearly shows that more land protection is needed to preserve the aquifer that supplies millions of people with drinking water.
Comal County is particularly sparse when it comes to protected lands. CCCA aims to use this map to illustrate the urgent need for conservation in the area. For the full-size version of the map, click here.
The outdoor-centered store REI decided to close its doors for Black Friday and encourage customers and employees to go hiking instead. For #OptOutside, REI asks people to enjoy the outdoors instead of Black Friday shopping. Read the full article here.
REI also pulled together inspiration and the knowledge of our amazing inspired guides at www.REI.com/opt-outside. Search by zip code or by the activity you want to try out.