My River Way

What do you love about your waterway?

                     

Do you have fond memories of growing up, playing along one of the creeks? Do your family traditions include celebrating holidays or special events at a park near the water? Does your ideal day off work involve fishing, going for a walk or paddling the river? Whether you’re in Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, or Goliad counties, we want to hear how one of the waterways in the San Antonio River Basin has made a positive impact in your life.

Person rides down the Mission Reach Bike Trail
What is the “My River Way” oral history project?

“My River Way” is an opportunity for you to share what makes the San Antonio River Basin a special part of your lives. These stories will become part of a collection that helps us preserve and protect the history, culture, and values of our communities.

You’ll be prompted to answer questions in 150 words or fewer. Some of these questions include:

  • Which waterway (river, creek) within the San Antonio River Basin does your story highlight?
  • How long have you lived/worked/played near that waterway, and how has it changed over time?
  • What do you love most about your waterway?

If your submission is chosen, a member of our team will reach out to gather additional information and schedule time for you to tell your story on video. Each featured storyteller must sign a license agreement for the “My River Way” Oral History Project allowing their name, image, voice, story, and provided supplemental materials to be recorded, edited, published, promoted, and archived by the River Authority.

Your submission is voluntary and the River Authority will not provide compensation in any form.

You will be asked to share some basic information about yourself such as name, age, gender, contact information, and location. We hope to tag participants on social media whenever possible—so if you have Facebook, Instagram or Twitter/X profiles, please share them.

If chosen, your story will be featured on our website and social media channels. It may also be used in radio/TV or digital advertisements, pitched to local media outlets, and added to UTSA Libraries’ San Antonio River Authority Collection.

Share Your Story

Alerts

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. 

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