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The Medina Lake Preservation Society was chartered by the State of Texas in 1987 as a non-profit, state tax-exempt organization. Its mission was to preserve the cultural, historical and sociological significance of Medina Lake and surrounding area through advocacy programs—informational literature, seminars, and special events.

The Society ceased operations in 1996, having accomplished many special projects, such as hosting the 75th Anniversary celebration of the construction of the Medina Lake Dam, sponsoring the publication of a book titled “Reflections On Medina Lake” by Marilyn J. Schlitz, the organization’s first president, and influencing local rules and regulations specific to Medina Lake’s preservation.

Medina Lake and its surrounding communities are experiencing extraordinary population growth due to rapid land development and home sales. The Society believes that developers should take extra care to protect the significance of the LakePlex. To assist and ensure protection of the area’s rich history, strong genealogical contributions to its composition and archeological and architectural sites, The Society applied for and was granted authorization to resume its work by the State of Texas in December 2008. In January of 2011, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service granted the organization its 501(c) 3 status. All donations are tax deductible.

The Society is governed by a Board of Directors. Each member of the Board is required to Chair a committee comprised of local residents to address specific issues that impact the Lakeplex.