Retirees to Hear Headwaters Plans

NBU's Headwaters at the ComalThe Retirees Are Progressive (RAP) Council will meet on Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00 a.m. in Honors Hall to hear from Gretchen Reuwer, NBU Communications Manager, about the Headwaters at the Comal project. Situated on the banks of the Comal Springs and Blieders Creek, the Headwaters at the Comal will highlight the hydrological, environmental and cultural history of the region and will be a living demonstration of sustainable practices for the local community and nation.

The landscape design of this property will include the restoration of the Comal Springs headwaters and the transformation of more than 16 acres of asphalt into immersive native landscape. Plant groupings will evoke regional typologies while newly introduced berms and bioswales filter and cleanse stormwater before returning it to the creek. Public amenities will include a central courtyard, event lawn, display gardens, walking trails, outdoor classrooms, natural spring overlooks, wastewater treatment wetlands, composting facilities and more.

The RAP Council consists of individuals who have retired or are partially retired. The council provides an opportunity for retirees to continue contributing their expertise to economic and community development. For more information on this committee, or any of the Chamber’s committees, visit

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