Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan is the Manager of Environmental Sciences and has been with the River Authority since 2012. He was originally hired as an Aquatic Biologist and worked his way to the Senior Aquatic Biologist position before being promoted to management. In his time with the River Authority, he has been instrumental in developing and expanding proactive ecological restoration efforts throughout the basin including fish and mussel reintroductions. He is a Certified Fisheries Professional and active member of the American Fisheries Society and a certified Project Management Professional.

Shaun received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi then worked offshore for two years conducting research in the shrimping industry, including research on red snapper and various shark species.

In his spare time he enjoys running, reading, kayaking and spending time with family and friends. Shaun was born and raised in San Antonio and takes pride in knowing that his career allows him to give back to the people in the place that he has always called home.


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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