A Mighty Confluence
When envisioning the San Antonio River, images of a bustling, urban tourist destination probably come to mind. Nature and recreation have traditionally played second fiddle to the commercial draw of the river in San Antonio. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that the San Antonio River is not an artificial channel created solely for tourism, but rather a natural river that extends more than 200 miles beyond the city. The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), the regional governmental agency charged with protecting the river, is trying to change perceptions through several innovative projects.
The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project and SARA’s Nature Based Park Program seek to restore damaged ecosystems along the river, preserve functioning ecosystems, and encourag....
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