SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Texas State has scored a big donation for its new education center.
University officials announced on Friday that the school received a $1 million gift from The Meadows Foundation to help establish a water research facility.
The gift is part of the foundation's goal of giving money to schools that have programs that focus on the environment.
In recognition of the donation, the Board of Regents has renamed the facility "The Meadows Center for Water and Environment."
"We realize that as our state's population increases dramatically over the coming decades, we must make very careful choices about how we use and manage our limited water resources. If we don't we will face serious social and economic and environmental consequences now and in the future," said Emily Warren with the Meadows Center.
The new education center is expected to cost about $10 million. It will take the place of Aquarena Springs Park.