Fri March 14, 2014
TPR Arbor Takes Shape With Your Help
The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project is restoring an eight-mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality natural riparian ecosystem. The San Antonio River Authority has given TPR the opportunity to adopt a 3.4-acre stretch of natural area adjacent to the project, which we are calling the TPaRbor.
Our vision for the TPaRbor includes trees, native plants and shrubs planted to symbolically honor our supporters. However, before that vision can become a reality, we need to restore the native beauty of the area by removing non-native and invasive plants that currently inhabit the land. Native plants will be reintroduced to the land and allowed to grow freely to form a natural, wild landscape and enhance recreational opportunities.
On Saturday March 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, Texas Public Radio will work with the community and volunteers to clean-up the area. The work day will result in expanded and improved habitat conditions and connections to the San Antonio River ecosystem.
The fruit of our labor will be on full display this fall.
Volunteer registration has closed. Thanks to all who have signed up! If you are interested in other volunteer work projects along the Mission Reach, contact the San Antonio River Authority's Watershed Wise Warriors.
NOTE: Because of space limitations, we must limit this volunteer workday to individuals and families -- no groups or troops, please. You must be 10 years old or older to participate.
The TPaRbor Clean-Up Day is sponsored in part by the San Antonio River Authority.