Preserving Biodiversity at Hornsby Bend

January is a quiet time at Hornsby Bend with waterfowl such as the Ruddy Duck (pictured above) wintering in the lagoons. Photo by Amit Adhikari via Audubon Photography Awards.

Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant is recognized as one of the best birding spots in Austin – and the state. Over the last 57 years, 370 species of birds have been recorded on the 1,200 site. On a national level, the biodiversity of Hornsby Bend rivals some of the most recognizable treatment facilities such as the Arcata Wildlife Sanctuary in California, Cannon Beach Natural Treatment Wetland in Oregon, the Sedona Wetlands Preserve in Arizona, and the Iron Bridge Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Florida.

To find out what’s happening at Hornsby Bend, join us Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30 pm at Austin Water Center for Environmental Research Auditorium (2210 South FM 973, Austin). The evening agenda includes:

• Presentation on the mission and operations of the Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management Plant
• Update on tree removal project
• Overview of upcoming projects at Hornsby Bend