Annual Lecture in Honor of the Late Bill Lende

Bill Lende with his dog, Coco

Lende Lecture Series

An avid conservationist committed to environmental research, Bill Lende established the Cibolo Preserve in 2008.  Adjacent to the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, this 645-acre Texas Hill Country property has as its mission to own, maintain, and preserve its natural habitat as part of the Cibolo Creek watershed for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes.  Today the Cibolo Preserve is a model for how private land can be protected and preserved. 

To continue his legacy after his death in 2016, the board of trustees of the Cibolo Preserve established the Lende Lecture Series.  Sponsored by the Cibolo Preserve, the CNC&F is presenting the series because of Lende’s generosity and long-time partnership with the organization.  This year’s Lende Lecture was held April 13 at the Ye Kendall Inn in Boerne and featured Dr. Andrew Sansom, Executive Director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.  His topic was “Texas Water: Protecting and Preserving the Cibolo Creek and Beyond.”