Be River Proud! World Water Day and National Volunteer Month

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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. 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 feature your stories on our blog.

World Water Day Scavenger Hunt

Last month, we celebrated World Water Day with activities throughout the weekend that included trivia, an activity bag giveaway at Confluence Park, and a public art scavenger hunt along the San Antonio River. Our participants had fun learning about the importance of water while exploring the city!

Today, we want to share with you one participant’s recorded adventure. Follow along with @thealamobasement as he documents his journey through the seven stops that encompassed Museum Reach, San Pedro Creek Culture Park, and Concepción Park on the Mission Reach. We asked @thealamobasement why he joined this event, “I really find the number of new activities put out by the River Authority to be inspiring and motivating to get out and be a part of the San Antonio community. For a long time I did these activities on my own where I would kayak or see the cultural sites but to have an event sponsored I get to meet new people and sometimes come across a part of the river I never knew about. I refer people to the River Authority website all the time to get updated with cool date ideas or even family fun days.”

While the event may be over, we encourage you go on your own scavenger hunt with your friends and family to learn about the history and culture of the San Antonio River. You can find the map here.

National Volunteer Month

River Warrior Volunteer taking part in a scheduled River Authority event.

April is National Volunteer Month and we’d like to recognize some of the vibrant and awesome people that are river proud all year long! Even though the program pivoted to a virtual platform because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the River Authority River Warriors were unstoppable. They participated in various virtual trainings throughout the year that included water quality monitoring, beaver dam erosion control projects, and invasive species removal efforts. We’re always looking for new recruits so check out our website to learn more and sign up today!

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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