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Two ducks on stones at San Pedro Creek

Happy New Year, San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) blog subscribers! Once a week, we enjoy bringing you exciting information about the San Antonio River Watershed (also known as the San Antonio River Basin), the people and organisms that call it home, and the River Authority’s many ongoing projects and events. We’re celebrating a new year of blogs by recapping the Top 5 Most-Viewed Blogs in 2023! Read below to learn more about our local, precious freshwater resources!

#1 New River Authority Nature Parks Opening Fall 2023

Trail path

In the Fall of 2023, the River Authority celebrated Public Lands Day by opening two new nature parks in Bexar County: Hendrick Arnold Nature Park and Trueheart Ranch Nature Park. This blog explores both parks’ natural features, amenities, and fascinating history!

#2 Trees of the San Antonio River

Close-up of pecan tree

River Authority Blog fans viewed this popular blog over 3,000 times in 2023! Read along as Peter Pierson, the River Authority’s Natural Resource Management Specialist, gives us the scoop on some of the most common trees in our watershed. Plus, learn some tips for planting a tree on your property. You better be-leaf it!

#3 Newly Completed Sections of San Pedro Creek Culture Park

Underhand shot of canopy

In October 2023, the newest phases of San Pedro Creek Culture Park opened for the public to enjoy! Though just under half a mile, this short section of the Creek is packed with adventure, a new dedicated trailhead, and several stunning artworks from local artists. Read this blog to learn what you can see now at the Culture Park and what’s yet to come!

#4 Can You Swim in the San Antonio River?

A kayaker rowing down the San Antonio River

This blog answers one of the most-asked questions: “Is the San Antonio River water clean enough to swim in?” We’ll explore the Swimming Standard of the San Antonio River Basin and the problem of non-point source pollution while learning how to work together to improve the quality of our local creeks and rivers.

#5 Giant Apple Snails Found in the San Antonio River

What are Giant apple snails, and why are they threatening the San Antonio River? In this blog, learn more about this invasive species, what the River Authority is doing to address its presence and ways you can help by joining the River Warriors!

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Riverfront Parkway – Acequia Lift Station

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23, Riverfront Parkway is partially closed. Expect delays in traffic due to construction work. We apologize for any inconvenience.

San Pedro Creek: Rains from the Heavens

The Rains from the Heavens water wall at San Pedro Creek will be shut off due to maintenance Tuesday, June 18th. There will also be some road closures that day, so please be mindful if you are in this area. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.