Be River Proud! Scoop the Poop and Help Keep area Creeks and Rivers Clean

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Be River Proud

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) staff is committed to safe, clean, enjoyable creeks and rivers but we need YOU to help us protect and preserve area natural resources for future generations. One action you can take is to join the River Authority and the San Antonio River Foundation by becoming a River Warrior. This program aims to build a volunteer community that supports and strives toward healthy waterways for the benefit of the flora, fauna, and people of the San Antonio River Basin. There are many other ways you can get involved, like supporting the Don’t Let Litter Trash Your River initiative! 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 feature your stories on our blog.

This month we’re featuring a couple of cute four-legged visitors of the San Antonio River to help us spread an important message for everyone to follow!

Scoop the Poop!

We love seeing pets enjoy the San Antonio River! For the health of area creeks and rivers, we strongly encourage pet owners to do their part and Scoop the Poop! Pet waste is harmful to the ecosystem and can lead to high levels of bacteria in waterways. Visitors can find stations located throughout the River Authority parks and trails so they can dispose of their pet waste properly and help us keep creeks and rivers safe, clean, and enjoyable.

Meet Callie of @its.callies_world, a happy Goldendoodle that enjoys adventures at Confluence Park. Thanks to our partnerships with Mobile Om, guests can enjoy free yoga at the park multiple times a month. As a bonus, our non-profit partner, the San Antonio River Foundation, hosts a free Puppy Yoga event once a month for the public!

Dogs of Instagram - Percy the Pug

Also featured this month is @percy_puggly who ventured out on the San Antonio River Walk Mission Reach for some outdoor fun!

Don’t Let Litter Trash Your River!

Get involved by taking the pledge to reduce litter and protect your area creeks and rivers. Visit our website to access resources like our volunteer toolkit or join our Litterati challenge by downloading the app and using challenge code SARIVER. And don’t forget to start a discussion on your social networks by using the social media toolkit!

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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