The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) staff is committed to , , creeks and rivers but we need YOU to help us protect and preserve area natural resources for future generations. There are many ways you can get involved and ! We want to highlight your positive actions so please share with us pictures or videos of you and your loved ones on social media using #BeRiverProud. Once a month, we’ll choose among these to share on our blog.
Need some inspiration? Here are this month’s submissions:
Jacob Rux – Biking and Photographing the San Antonio River
Meet Jacob Rux! He enjoys biking the and volunteers to maintain the equipment along the trail.
When he’s not volunteering, he also enjoys visiting the which connect to the . He takes beautiful photos which he has shared with the River Authority for many years. Thank you for sharing your love of the San Antonio River!
Peter Joseph – Observing Wildlife along the San Antonio River
The River Authority invited and friends to join the first seasonal August 22-23. Participants contributed to a worldwide database by documenting nature observations throughout the San Antonio River Basin.
The participant with the most observations was Peter Joseph with a total 69 submissions! When asked what he loved to observe along the San Antonio River, Peter said he loved all his findings, “whether it be a new (native) plant, a new pollinator, new fish, or bird. Especially when that observation – makes me think, ’Oh wow, I did not know that was living on the San Antonio River!’”
Among the observations Peter submitted as part of the Summer 2020 Bio-blitz, Peter mentioned that some of his favorites were a patch of frogfruit, a black and white Warbler, and a white-eyed Vireo which were captured while he was enjoying with his wife. Thank you for participating in our Bio-blitz and congratulations on having the most recorded observations!
Show us your river pride for a chance to be featured on our blog!
- Engage in activity showing river pride such as: recreating along the San Antonio River, showing your stewardship for the San Antonio River, and using sustainability practices at your home. To find more examples, read and at River Authority parks.
- Post a picture of your activity on social media!
- Tag @sanantonioriver
- Include #beriverproud