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Watershed Wise Volunteer Gardener

Watershed Wise-volunteer gardenerDescription

The Watershed Wise Volunteer Gardener initiative is designed to increase the knowledge, enthusiasm, and stewardship of citizens along the San Antonio River Watershed.  It builds upon existing knowledge and appreciation for the river as well as sustainable practices to empower a trained number of “Elite” volunteers to conduct independent landscape maintenance on areas along the San Antonio River managed by the San Antonio River Authority (SARA).

Volunteers tend plants alongside SARA’s Sustainable Landscape staff, introduce visitors to the river’s history, help out at special events, and provide various types of other support.  Volunteers will be ambassadors to the general public on behalf of SARA, and as such, must be knowledgeable, professional, and courteous in their dealings with others.


Interested participants must meet the eligibility requirements in order to apply. Applications are currently being processed on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be accepted for the spring 2018 training which will take place on Feb. 1, March 1 and April 5. Based on operational needs, additional applications may be placed on a wait list until openings become available. Deadline to apply for the spring 2018 training class is Jan. 26. 

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