Wednesday, June 26, 12:00—1:00 PM

Location: Meeting Room

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Cave diver and biologist Gregg Tatum of The Jacob’s Well Exploration Project (JWEP) will give a presentation of exploration, research and education of Jacob’s Well and it’s underwater cave system. Jacob’s Well is a perennial spring located in Hays County, Texas, near the towns of Dripping Springs and Wimberley. This site is a popular tourist attraction due to its striking scenic beauty…the clear, cold water that issues from the Trinity Aquifer and flows into Cypress Creek is a favorite summertime swimming hole for both local residents and area visitors. However, unknown to some, beyond the inviting, sunlit waters that countless people enjoy is an extensive underwater cave system.

Gregg Tatum began his diving career in Oregon in 1978 and has been a certified cave diver since 2004. As a professional biologist at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, he manages programs related to aquifer protection. In addition to his work with the JWEP, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Goodenough Springs Exploration Project. He has previously held the position of National Association of Cave Divers Regional Safety Officer and has participated in scientific diving expeditions under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary program, and the Gulf Brine Seep Project.

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