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Become a member or renew by the end of the month to be included in the Membershp Directory. It’s always a good time to show your support for the Castlewood-Oak Valley Neighborhood Association. $10 is a bargain to help keep our neighborhood strong. You can print a membership form by clicking here.

Mark Tilley
Jennifer Rizkalla
Dan Anderson
Hal Ferguson
Doug Tabony
Doug DuBois
Dominic Chavez
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Vice President (358-1610)
Secretary (282-1932)
Treasurer (282-0601)
Newsletter (280-4080)
ANC Delegate (292-9323)
Past President (695-5457)

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It is time again for the neighborhood-wide garage sale. At the February meeting, Saturday, April 2nd was set as the date for the sale. This means you have about three weeks to get organized and prepare if you are going to participate.

Things will work the same as last year: COVNA will take care of print advertising and placing signs around the neighborhood to draw in shoppers. Each home that wants to participate is responsible for conducting its own garage sale. Feel free to team up with friends and neighbors. The idea is to leverage the selling power of the neighborhood, increase the number of garage sale shoppers, and sell more stuff.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Mark Tilley at

Of course, we will only sell treasures in our neighborhood!


2011 Camp Scholarship for Aquatic Science Adventure Camp

The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District will solicit applications and essays for its 2011 Camp Scholarship program for the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center's Aquatic Science Adventure Camp from Monday, January 3, 2011 through Friday, April 1, 2011. This year's program will provide:

• $530 scholarships to the week-long Aquatic Science Adventure Camp (Note: Parent will be responsible for providing $150 camp deposit fee, which will be needed to hold the child’s spot.)
• $130 scholarships to the 2-Day Aquatic Science Adventure Camp (Note: All $130 will be paid for by BSEACD.)

Camp scholarship contest is open to children ages 9 through 15 who reside in one of the seven school districts within the District’s boundaries. Interested students must submit an application and a 1-page essay/artwork entitled "Why I want to attend the Aquatic Science Adventure Camp!" Scholarship winners will be chosen in a random drawing; only completed applications with essays will be eligible.

Deadline for submissions: 5:00p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011.

Aquatic Science Adventure Camp rules and application form (pdf)
Aquatic Science Adventure Camp flyer (pdf)


The Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District strives to schedule a cleanup every year on a local recharge creek to remove debris that would otherwise travel downhill, clog recharge features (like caves or sinkholes), and degrade water quality. Past events have included a section of Buda's Onion Creek along Cole Springs Road, a branch of Williamson Creek above a large sinkhole near the intersection of Brodie Lane and William Cannon, and a section of Williamson Creek near Sunset Valley. Volunteers are requested from local schools, scouting troops, and neighborhood groups. Cleanup events are typical held on a Saturday morning in the fall or spring when the tempature is comfortable; volunteers are provided with bags, gloves, and lunch. Large items such as old tires, lumber, metal signs, fencing, and appliances are collected by adult volunteers and District staff for special pick up and disposal.

To sign up for this year's creek cleanup, please call or email Robin Gary at (512) 282-8441 or If you are interested in holding your own cleanup, please contact Keep Austin Beautiful, which can provide your group with trash bags, gloves, and other needed materials. Visit to learn more about Clean Sweep Austin Day and other cleanup efforts across the city.

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Pressure Regulating Valve (PRV) Rebate

The City of Austin offers a $100 rebate for the purchase and installation of a Pressure Regulating Valve (PRV) for residential water customers. For multifamily customers, the rebate is $100 per unit up to a maximum of $500 per property (parts & labor).

Pressure Regulating Valves (PRVs) are a type of valve installed in a property's plumbing to regulate water pressure. The purpose of a PRV is to reduce incoming water pressure from water mains to a lower, more functional water pressure for distribution throughout the property.

PRVs are also a water conservation tool, since the higher the water pressure, the greater the amount of water that is wasted. Reducing high water pressure can also prevent damage to pipes and fixtures and appliances by reducing excess friction.

Program requirements are subject to change. Please make sure you download an updated version of the rebate application from our website, rather than using an application provided by your vendor.

To be eligible for the rebate, you must:
1. Be a Austin Water Utility residential water customer,
2. Have water pressure over 80 pounds per square inch (psi),
3. Not have an existing PRV already installed.

Download PRV Rebate Application - Single Family (pdf)

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