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Sunflowers with dozens of blooms under a sunny sky are one of the many signs of summer. What better way to signal summer than with sunflowers! Known around the world

Happy Wednesday, River Authority blog readers! If you’ve been following news about the San Antonio River over the past few months, you may have heard of a resident fish species

Shell-o River Authority blog readers! Today we’re highlighting a claw-some critter that is an important species in our local creeks and rivers: the freshwater crayfish! These crustaceans benefit the health

Few animals are misidentified as often as the Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu), more commonly known in Texas as the javelina. This 40-60 pound stocky even-toed mammal might look like a

​It’s hard not to grin hearing the gregarious gobble and seeing the showy plumage of this month’s South Texas native species: the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). What better time to

In this edition of South Texas Natives, we’ll explore a beautiful bird of prey that you might want to give a hoot about! You’ll often hear a Barred Owl (Strix

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a pair of Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus). I was running through Olmos Basin Park in San Antonio and spied what I thought

Photo Credit: Lee Marlowe, Sustainable Landscape Ecologist for the River Authority April was designated National Native Plant Month by a bipartisan resolution in 2021 and has since become a month

Photo Credit: Peter Joseph, River Warrior volunteer If you are a longtime Central or South Texas resident, you have likely encountered this month’s South Texas Native in the wild! A

In honor of World Wetlands Day (February 2), we’re using today’s blog to honor an essential species in the wetland and marsh ecosystems of San Antonio Bay: the Atlantic blue


Acequia Trail Notice

The Acequia trail will have heavy traffic near MROC starting May 22nd until further notice. The SAWS Acequia project will be bringing in crews to work on the lift station site and across the street. There will have flaggers to stop traffic, please use caution. 

SASPAMCO Paddling Trail

The SASPAMCO paddling trail is open from River Crossing Park to Helton Nature Park.
*Please Note: Paddling Trail from Helton Nature Park to HWY 97 is still closed due to blockages. 

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