Community Events & Public Meetings

Bat Loco - Educational Talks

Location River level near intersection of Camden and Newell Streets
Tuesday July 22, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bat Loco events are hosted at river near the intersection of Camden and Newell streets. For more information, contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259.



Bat Loco - Educational Talks

Location River level near intersection of Camden and Newell Streets
Tuesday July 29, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bat Loco events are hosted at river near the intersection of Camden and Newell streets. For more information, contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259.



Bat Loco - Educational Talks

Location River level near intersection of Camden and Newell Streets
Tuesday August 5, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bat Loco events are hosted at river near the intersection of Camden and Newell streets. For more information, contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259.



SARA's First River Arts Fest: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Location Entries accepted via mail or email
Monday August 18, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of the San Antonio River Authority’s (SARA) River Arts Fest celebration on Saturday, September 13, 2014, the local art community is invited to showcase their artwork or installation pieces made from natural materials, recycled or reused materials. Nature-related subjects, natural sciences and landscape artist are also welcome. 

Details: This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials. Art involving nature-related or natural material subjects will express the artful essence of earth materials and humanity’s relationship to nature. To enhance SARA’s mission of sustaining and enriching life in the San Antonio River Watershed, artwork must be used to show the relationship between the urban environment to nature, water, conservation, pollution, sustainability and earth. Work submitted will be selected based on SARA’s mission, theme and how it addresses environment, sustainability and conservation.

Criteria for outdoor exhibition space at Confluence Park (Mission Reach):

Paintings, sculpture, mixed media creations, photographs, jewelry or any other art-related objects can be exhibited under a 10x10 white tent space at the event from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. 90% of art should align with required theme: (Natural and recycle materials, nature-related and landscapes). There will be a $25.00 fee for vendors who wish to sell items. Fees may vary based on size and space requirements. For example: A 10x20 tent will be double the fee charge, etc.

Application Process: 

  • Fill out application form and submit 5-10 images of art work in slides, JPGs, PowerPoint, or 5x7 prints. Click here to view application. 
  • Include the type of works you’d like to display, an artist’s statement and any other background material regarding your submission.

Application and submission of images: Deadline is Monday, August 18, 2014. Work should be submitted to the Angela Camarillo, Recreation Events Coordinator at acamarillo@sara-tx.org or by mail at 100 E. Guenther, San Antonio, Texas 75283. Attention: Angela Camarillo

Accepted artists will be notified by August 25, 2014

If the application and guidelines are not complete, your application will not be considered.A submitted application does not guarantee acceptance. All applicants will go through a jury (panelist) process. 



National Public Lands Day

Location Helton Nature Park, 15662 FM 775 in Wilson County
Saturday September 27, 2014
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

On September 27, 2014, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and REI are partnering up to celebrate NPLD through a water-based river cleanup of the SASPAMCO Paddling Trail between the access points at the County Road 125 River Park and Helton-San Antonio River Nature Park. Registered volunteers will receive a T-shirt, breakfast snacks, and lunch at the takeout point. Only 100 spots available. To register for the event, visit REI's website.

SARA also invites you to come and celebrate the grand opening of the Helton-San Antonio River Nature Park and the completion of the 1.5 mile hike and bike trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will be free lunch provided for all who attend along with presentations from our partners about their unique outdoor programming and services including REI, Boys and Girls Club of Wilson County, Floresville Crossfit Center and many more.  For those not wanting to participate in the NPLD paddling event, there will also be land-based stewardship opportunities at the park. For more information on these activities, contact Kayla Gasker at (210) 302-3259 or kgasker@sara-tx.org.