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Creek Book

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has developed a handbook for residents of the San Antonio River Basin that promotes individual environmental stewardship and appreciation for our creeks and river.


Click here to download the PDF

Intended for rural landowners and urban residents throughout the entire San Antonio River Basin, the book focuses on how to modify everyday behaviors and practices to improve water quality, minimize waste and reduce consumption of natural resources. SARA developed this manual to raise awareness of the commonly underestimated effects of nonpoint source pollution on water quality and the importance of healthy creeks in our ecosystem.

The Creek Book covers many important and interesting tips, facts and topics:

  • An introduction to the concept of interconnected watersheds
  • Typical characteristics of healthy and impaired creeks (specific to our basin)
  • Tips for preventing pollution
  • Proper disposal of hazardous waste
  • Methods and benefits of wastewater treatment
  • Preventing soil erosion and protecting stream flow
  • Native plants and wildlife found in our basin
  • Recycling information
  • Natural alternatives to potentially harmful commercial products

The Creek Book will be distributed at events, meetings or workshops in which SARA participates. The goal of this manual is to educate as many residents of the basin as possible so that each person can contribute to protecting and preserving our shared creeks for future generations. To receive your free copy of SARA’s Creek Book, contact Kim Garcia at (210) 227-1373 or download the PDF by clicking the link above.

The Creek Book was developed with the residents of the San Antonio River Basin in mind.

The Creek Book is printed with soy based ink on recycled paper, utilizing 50% alternative fibers (such as bagasse and bamboo) and 50% post-consumer fibers, free from chlorine processing and produced with 100% renewable green energy.