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Last Updated on January 30, 2024

The San Antonio River Authority staff is committed to safe, clean, enjoyable creeks and rivers but we need YOU to help us protect and preserve our natural resources for future generations. There are many ways you can get involved and Be River Proud! We want to highlight your positive actions so please share with us pictures or videos of you and your loved ones on social media using #BeRiverProud. Once a month, we’ll choose among these to share on our blog.

Need some inspiration? Check out what some of our constituents are doing below:

David Zambrano – Picking up Trash Along Creeks and Rivers

Meet David Zambrano also known as @texasriversteward on Instagram! This year he set a personal goal to collect one bag of trash a day along any Texas River and primarily focused on the central & southern regions. We can’t commend David enough for his enthusiasm and commitment to keeping our rivers clean. While a lot of the trash collected includes cans and bottles, other interesting items found are VHS tapes, crutches, and tires.

David Zambrano picks up trash in his kayak.

Some of his followers have been inspired by his actions and have joined him along the way. Either by foot or on kayak, this Texas River Steward is on a mission to fulfill his goal by the end of 2020. With his motivating factor in mind, David wants has set out to make sure there is an outdoor space that his nieces and nephews can enjoy in the future!  

Flor Salas – Bicycling along the Mission Reach

Flor Salas Instagram post for our Be River Proud blog post

Another way to show your river pride is by getting outside and enjoying the amenities of the San Antonio River. Flor Salas turned off the TV and did just that!

Flor Salas shares bike ride along Mission Reach segment for our Be River Proud blog post

San Antonio Bike Share has several bike stations for the community to use along the Mission Reach. Rent a bike and enjoy 15 miles of trails and scenic views. Before you head out, learn how to safely share the trails and prepare to have fun!

Check out a detailed map of the hike & bike trails along the San Antonio River Walk – Mission Reach to plan your trip!

Show us your river pride for a chance to be featured on our blog!

  1. Engage in activity showing river pride such as: recreating along the San Antonio River, showing your stewardship for the San Antonio River, and using sustainability practices at your home. To find more examples, read Show Your River Pride and What You Can Do at River Authority parks.
  2. Post a picture of your activity on social media!
  3. Tag @sanantonioriver
  4. Include #beriverproud


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