The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has developed a number of presentations to educate the public about the San Antonio River, which are geared towards churches, civic groups, neighborhood associations and other community organizations. All presentations are free, but they are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please plan ahead and have multiple dates available.
Mission Reach Presentation
Through this presentation, community groups can learn about the Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project, which is transforming an eight mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality riparian woodland ecosystem. You will learn about the unique features of this project, including how riparian and aquatic ecosystems are being restored and enhanced, what recreational features have been incorporated into the project's design, and how it will reconnect cultural and historical features to the river.
Museum Reach Presentation
In 2009, San Antonio's world-renowned River Walk, the top tourist destination in the state of Texas, doubled in length with the opening of the Museum Reach-Urban Segment. Listeners will learn about the 1.3 mile stretch of new walkways, landscaping, parks and public art along the meandering San Antonio River that links several downtown historic, commercial and cultural institutions, including the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Pearl (a restored former brewery and stables) and the oldest VFW post in Texas.
Be Watershed Wise
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has developed an environmental awareness initiative designed to provide general watershed education to the residents of the San Antonio River Basin community and to inform citizens about ways they can help protect and preserve the environment of the San Antonio River and its tributaries. As part of this initiative, SARA is offering community presentations to inform the general public how they can "Be Watershed Wise."