San Antonio River Authority http://tpr.org en Bat Education On Museum Reach Reveals Different Eating Patterns For Bachelor Bats http://tpr.org/post/bat-education-museum-reach-reveals-different-eating-patterns-bachelor-bats <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio River Authority is again offering its bat educational program on the Museum Reach to raise awareness about the bats’ relationship to our environment.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the SARA’s fifth year for "<a href="https://www.sara-tx.org/events/community_events.php">Bat Loco</a>," an informational program that coincides with the bats’ colonization after their return to South Texas from Mexico.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:07:59 +0000 Eileen Pace 35047 at http://tpr.org Bat Education On Museum Reach Reveals Different Eating Patterns For Bachelor Bats San Antonio River Authority Presents An Environmental Film Festival http://tpr.org/post/san-antonio-river-authority-presents-environmental-film-festival <p>The San Antonio River Authority isn’t known for putting on film festivals, at least not until now.</p><p>"The river authority is hosting this environmental film festival to commemorate National Rivers Month, which is in June," said SARA’s Darlene Dorsey.</p><p>"And we hope to do it again in the future," she said.</p><p>In some ways it is a natural fit. Dorsey explained why SARA is doing a film festival about environmentalism.</p><p>“If this is National Rivers Month, what is it we all can do to enjoy and preserve what we have, these natural and beautiful resources?” she said.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:41:08 +0000 Jack Morgan 33644 at http://tpr.org One Year After Major Flooding, All But 5 Espada Families Have Moved Away http://tpr.org/post/one-year-after-major-flooding-all-5-espada-families-have-moved-away <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was one year ago last weekend that torrential rains flooded much of Central and South San Antonio. The storms killed three, stranded dozens, left thousands without power and displaced more than two dozen families on the San Antonio River.</span></p><p>A year after the devastation, many of those residents have now moved away from the only home their families had known for more than 100 years.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:22:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 32254 at http://tpr.org One Year After Major Flooding, All But 5 Espada Families Have Moved Away SARA Addressing Trash & Debris Problem In Olmos Basin With Strategic Cleanup Plan http://tpr.org/post/sara-addressing-trash-debris-problem-olmos-basin-strategic-cleanup-plan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio River Authority has begun a process to clean up trash and debris that end up in </span>Olmos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Basin. Officials are working on a project to remove&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">much of the trash dumped in far northwest </span>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County before it winds up in the San Antonio River.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:39:20 +0000 Eileen Pace 32094 at http://tpr.org SARA Addressing Trash & Debris Problem In Olmos Basin With Strategic Cleanup Plan The Source: Fuel Spill Into San Antonio River Leaves Questions http://tpr.org/post/source-fuel-spill-san-antonio-river-leaves-questions <p>Earlier in the month a jet fuel spill from the <a href="http://www.calumetspecialty.com/" target="_blank">Calumet Specialty Products</a> refinery left the community asking questions about the safety of the plant. The second in two months, the operator announced changes to the railcar loading area and other upgrades to prevent future spills.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:21:07 +0000 Paul Flahive 30595 at http://tpr.org The Source: Fuel Spill Into San Antonio River Leaves Questions River Authority Volunteer Program Looking For "Watershed Wise Warriors" http://tpr.org/post/river-authority-volunteer-program-looking-watershed-wise-warriors <p>The San Antonio River Authority is inviting members of the community who are interested in watershed preservation to join its new volunteer program "<a href="http://www.sara-tx.org/public_information/watershed_wise_warriors/index.php">Watershed Wise Warriors.</a>"</p><p>The call is going out for volunteers in the counties of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad. It’s the first time SARA has called for an ongoing volunteer bank for its activities. Spokesman Steven Schauer said the "warriors" are needed for the not-so-sexy jobs.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:49:49 +0000 Eileen Pace 27017 at http://tpr.org River Authority Volunteer Program Looking For "Watershed Wise Warriors" Grand Opening Of Mission Reach This Saturday http://tpr.org/post/grand-opening-mission-reach-saturday <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Completion of the final phase of the Mission Reach will be celebrated Saturday with a four-mile party along the San Antonio River.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials say the newest section of </span>Riverwalk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is especially fun for the outdoor enthusiasts.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:46:54 +0000 Eileen Pace 19591 at http://tpr.org Grand Opening Of Mission Reach This Saturday Low-Impact Development Competition Heats Up, Showcases Water Runoff Designs http://tpr.org/post/low-impact-development-competition-heats-showcases-water-runoff-designs <p>The San Antonio River Authority is working with architects and planners to think globally about the impacts of new developments on the watershed.</p><p>As part of the awareness program, SARA’s Low Impact Development Design Competition comes to a conclusion this week.</p><p>It seems like a simple concept: Design a project, building or parking lot from the beginning to efficiently and effectively make water go to the right places.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:16:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 14506 at http://tpr.org Low-Impact Development Competition Heats Up, Showcases Water Runoff Designs Corps Of Engineers Clears Mission Reach As Cause Of Espada Neighborhood Flooding http://tpr.org/post/corps-engineers-clears-mission-reach-cause-espada-neighborhood-flooding <p>The San Antonio River Authority’s real estate team is meeting with residents of the Espada neighborhood that was flooded during the torrential rainstorm in late May. Bexar County Commissioners are hoping there is something they can do to help the residents get re-settled.</p><p>A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' report released this week found that the Mission Reach Project did not cause the devastating flood that poured four feet of water into some of the homes of the Espada neighborhood.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:10:04 +0000 Eileen Pace 14145 at http://tpr.org Corps Of Engineers Clears Mission Reach As Cause Of Espada Neighborhood Flooding Large Section Of Mission Reach Re-Opened To public http://tpr.org/post/large-section-mission-reach-re-opened-public <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday the San Antonio River Authority re-opened a part of the Mission Reach trails damaged in last month’s floods.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The section opened runs from VFW Boulevard to Mission Road.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SARA had to close portions of the Mission Reach after large sections of soil washed out from under the trails, creating a dangerous situation for pedestrians and cyclists.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:22:07 +0000 Eileen Pace 13699 at http://tpr.org Large Section Of Mission Reach Re-Opened To public