The San Antonio River Watershed drains over 4,194 square miles and its reach includes 14 counties and 8,800 streams. Each of us that live within the watershed play a role in the health and future of its creeks and rivers and our actions, both negative and positive, can make an impact that can last generations.
From picking up after our pets, recycling, reporting illegal dumping, fish kills and spills to picking up trash as a Watershed Wise Warrior or building a rain garden at your home or place of business, there are many ways to be Watershed Wise. Click here to learn more about Watershed Sustainability and here to learn more about Stormwater Management and Low Impact Development.
Visit the different pages in this section to learn more and become engaged. Follow SARA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and NextDoor to find out aboutpcoming public meetings, event notices and to learn more about how you can be Watershed Wise.
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) hosted its Inaugural Watershed Wise Awards video ceremony for Bexar County on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Santikos Northwest 14. The video awards ceremony, was featured as part of SARA’s Environmental Film Festival, and recognized individuals and organizations from Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, and Goliad counties who have helped to raise awareness of watershed issues relevant to SARA’s vision and mission during 2015-2016. This fall, the Environmental Film Festival which will feature the Watershed Wise Awards video will make a stop in the Southern Basin. Additional details will be posted at a later date to SARA’s Upcoming Events page.
Please join us in congratulating the 2015-2016 Watershed Wise Award Recipients!
SARA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS
Watershed Excellence Award for Watershed Preservation, Protection and Restoration.
- Judge Nelson Wolff and Commissioners Court
- Fernando Garza, Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Liz Smith, International Crane Foundation
WATERSHED LEADER AWARDS
Inspiring actions for healthy creeks and rivers through their dedicated commitment of supporting health and sustainability of the San Antonio River watershed.
Watershed Leader in the private sector
- Gene Dawson
- Maggie Hunt
Watershed Leader in the public sector
- San Antonio City Council and San Antonio Voters
- Goliad Soil and Water Conservation District & Connie Waters
- San Antonio Water Systems
Watershed Leader by a non-profit organization
- Basura Bash
- Canoe Trail Goliad
- San Antonio Bay Partnership
Watershed Leader by an urban property owner
- Monika Maeckle, Bexar County
Watershed Leader by an agricultural property owner
- Mark Gotthardt, Karnes, County
- Lila Cockrell, Bexar County
- Steve Jendrusch, Karnes County
EDUCATIONAL LEADER AWARDS
Inspiring actions for healthy creeks and rivers through education.
Watershed Wise Educational Leader
- Kent Page
- Bryan Davis
Watershed Wise School Grant
- Ferdinand Herff Elementary School
- Floresville South Elementary School
Inspiring actions for healthy creeks and rivers through volunteerism.
Most Active Watershed Wise Warrior
- Patricia Larsen
Most Active Watershed Wise Citizen Scientist Volunteer
- Louis Uranga
Most Active SARA Volunteer
- Wendy Mayer
Most Active Master Naturalist
- Donald Ewers
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
- Claire Barnhart Korth
- David Reichert
- Ginger Coleman
- Helen Ballew
- Jason Katcmorak
- John Garland
- Kent Page
- Kiersten Madden
- Maggie Hunt
- Omar Garcia
- Richard K. Reed
- Truett L. Hunt
- Wilfred Korth