WHO: Roland Ruiz, Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) general manager; Gordon Hartman, president of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation and creator of facilities to help those with special needs such as unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park; EAA Board of Directors members; Morgan’s Wonderland staff.

WHAT: Formal announcement of major collaboration between EAA and currently-under-construction Morgan’s Wonderland Camp (MWC), which will offer a summer-camp-type experience for those with and without disabilities in the scenic Hill Country on the northern edge of San Antonio.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland Camp construction site, 23215 Cibolo Vista (off Evans Road just east of the JW Marriott Resort) on San Antonio’s northern outskirts.  (See attached map.)

NOTE:  This is a construction site, so the wearing of pants/jeans and close-toed shoes is strongly recommended.

WHY: To lay out details for cutting-edge Edwards Aquifer Authority Education Outreach Center that’s being built in partnership with Morgan’s Wonderland on the MWC site.

ETC.:  The Edwards Aquifer Authority, an agency that has been in existence for almost 25 years, manages, enhances and protects the Edwards Aquifer, a major groundwater system serving approximately 2 million South Central Texans.  Education is at the core of the agency’s mission because public outreach provides a fundamental understanding of the vital resource that is the Edwards Aquifer.

The EAA regulates the portion of the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer – a jurisdictional area that covers more than 8,000 square miles across eight counties.  These include all of Uvalde, Medina and Bexar counties as well as parts of Atascosa, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Comal and Hays counties.

Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, located on 102 acres near the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa, is projected for completion in mid-2020.  Cabins will be able to accommodate at one time up to 525 campers of all ages and abilities along with staff for day, weekend or week-long camp sessions.  Activities will include ultra-accessible™ ziplining, horseback riding, hiking, archery, cycling, swimming and much more.  Valero Energy has assumed the role of MWC founding partner and has stepped up with major funding for the $28 million project.  For more information, visit www.MorgansWonderland.com.

CONTACTS: Michael De La Garza of EAA, (210) 430-7177 or mdelagarza@edwardsaquifer.org; Ann-Margaret Gonzalez of EAA, (210) 383-3315 or agonzalez@edwardsaquifer.org; Bob McCullough of Morgan’s Wonderland, (210) 637-3418 or bmccullough@MorgansWonderland.com.

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