John Covert Watson Award for Vision

This child, adult, group or organization has had a far reaching vision for a future that embraces the importance of children reconnecting to the natural world. John Watson is a visionary architect who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright and has created a number of organically designed homes. John was the private landowner of what is now Westcave Preserve.

John recognized that the public had a great desire to visit this very unique hill country canyon and he had the vision to partner with our life-long friends at the LCRA to create Westcave Preserve which was dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this extraordinary property. Previous winners include: Heather Kuhlken – Austin Families in Nature, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Selah Bamberger Ranch Preserve, Texas River School, and Dr. Kimberly Avila Edwards, M.D., F.A.A.P., and Explore Austin.