Media Advisory: Media Invited to Attend Mission Reach Intensive Nekton Survey

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Last Updated on January 4, 2024

Aquatic biologists will identify new fish species

WHAT: Media are invited to join San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) Environmental Sciences Department biologists on Tuesday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they conduct the annual Mission Reach Intensive Nekton Survey (MRINS). The MRINS is designed to monitor fish diversity with the intention of identifying new fish species as they continue to return to the restored Mission Reach of the San Antonio River Walk.

River Authority aquatic biologists will survey the area using seine nets and electrofishing equipment to capture fish that are then measured, identified and released. The data collected help compare pre- and post-restoration conditions of the river.

Over the last 10 years, The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration Project has increased the quality and diversity of plants and animals along nine miles of the San Antonio River.

WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Espada Park 1750 SE Military Dr. San Antonio, TX 78214

VISUALS: -River Authority environmental scientists sampling for fish using boat and backpack electrofishing and seining methods -Opportunity for interviews, photo and video

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