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A web documentary series about all things Barton Springs!
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LIVING SPRINGS

Barton Springs is Austin’s premier natural landmark and is touted by many as the “soul” of Austin. Emanating from an underground aquifer into a pool that is 1000 feet long, the Springs have played a central role in this geographic region for thousands of year. 

Philosophers, poets, painters, politicians, biologists, geologists, religious leaders, and daily swimmers all call Barton Springs home. Living Springs, an interactive, viewer-driven documentary, presents these many stories, and YOU will guide the journey.

Thanks to generous donors like you, we have raised $160,000 for the project.

With these funds, we have completed 22 or the 30 videos planned for the project. Many of these are now available on our website. livingspringsaustin.org Through our site, people from around the world can now learn about our amazing Barton Springs.

In addition to our web platform, over the last two years, we have hosted free, full moon screenings at the Springs, and we are very happy to report that Living Springs will soon be installed at the SPLASH into the Edwards Aquifer exhibit at Barton Springs, an educational exhibit that sees 90,000 visitors each year.

Risks and challenges

Risk and Challenges:
At this point we are in the home stretch on this series. The only risk involved is that the videos may take longer to finish than we anticipate. If all goes according to plan, we will debut at SXSW in 2015. If not, it may be a bit longer. The good thing is that our project has been and continues to be built in small pieces and we will continue to add to it until we reach our 30 video goal.

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    A lovely Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    A Living Springs pint glass, a Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    A DVD of Barton Springs treasures including the 1992, "Common Ground, The Battle for Barton Springs" a 28-minute DVD that tells the story of how the community came together to write and pass the Save Our Springs Ordinance. A selection of videos from the Living Springs Project will also be included

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    2 Living Springs pint glasses, a Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    Be stylin'! A limited-edition Livings Springs t-shirt, a Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    Winter is coming! Keep your head warm! A limited edition Livings Springs swim cap, a Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    Be swanky! A limited edition Living Springs t-shirt and swim cap ensemble, a Living Springs postcard, and a cool Living Springs sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    Toast in Style! A pair of Living Springs pint glasses and a pair of t-shirts; a Living Springs postcard, and a cool Living Springs sticker for your bike. Plus, your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    A personal guided tour of the 4 Springs by the producer. A limited edition Living Springs t-shirt, a Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    A dinner party hosted by the producer. A Living Springs t-shirt. A Living Springs postcard and a cool Living Springs Sticker for your bike! Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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    A customized fish bubble with the name of your choice (subject to approval) embedded within some underwater footage in our interface. Your name in lights on our website credits page and the pleasure of knowing that you are part of the community preserving the many stories of Barton Springs.

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