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Written by Don Mathis on Jan 20 2017 - 10:06pm
Renovations of the Elmendorf Lake Park Improvements Project, approved by voters in 2012, was celebrated Jan 21 at 10:30 a.m.    Jeff Tyler, an engineer with the San Antonio River Authority (SARA), described some of the new features at the park.   “The main goal was to get the community close to water,” Tyler said. “New amenities include a floating dock and picnic areas overlooking the lake.”  
Written by Mark Tirpak on Jul 18 2016 - 3:05pm
Has Westside Creek Flood Hazard Mitigation and Pedestrian Connectivity Been Short-Changed by Planned Downtown San Pedro Creek Improvements? Will Work and Spending in the Next Five Years Address Lopsided Implementation?
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 10 2015 - 5:18pm
This map of real-time flood information and emergency road closures is produced by Bexar County, the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio River Authority, who partner to monitor local weather and road conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to see the map full-screen.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 6 2015 - 8:56am
San Antonio hosted its first Sustainability Forum on June 23, 2015, part of the SA Tomorrow comprehensive planning process. SA Tomorrow is addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with adding one million people to the region by 2040, through a Comprehensive Plan update, a Sustainability Plan and a Multi-modal Transportation Plan.
Written by San Antonio Ri… on Nov 6 2014 - 2:10pm
The San Antonio River Authority (SARA) has launched a step-by-step guide with informative videos to help homeowners design and build a rain garden which can help to beautify a yard and protect our river and streams from the harmful effects of storm water runoff. ”The website offers something for everyone: four short videos for visual learners, text guidelines in an easy-to-follow question and answer format, diagrams and simple math equations for individuals who enjoy an easy technical challenge,” said Karen Bishop, SARA Sustainability Program Leader.
Written by Tawseef Ali on May 29 2013 - 1:18pm
SARA has announced additional free screenings of the San Antonio River documentary throughout Bexar, Wilson, and Goliad counties. The next screening will be at the Pearl Ampitheatre on May 31. Fox 29 and CW 35 are sponsoring free screenings of the San Antonio River Documentary at 8:00 p.m. on May 31. at the Pearl Ampitheatre located on 100 E. Grayson St.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jul 28 2011 - 3:40pm
As the Museum Reach extension of the San Antonio River Walk inched northward in 2009, a colony of bats was discovered living under Interstate 35 near Camden Street.Two years later, any bat enthusiast or curious onlooker can venture along the river and witness thousands of bats depart from their home into the summer sky. The San Antonio River Authority, along with Texas Parks & WIldlife Department, are hosting a series of short lectures and watch parties to further educate the public on the colony estimated to contain about 10,000 bats.
Written by Jerry Rodriguez on Aug 10 2010 - 3:36pm
Jerry Rodriguez, who lives in the Southtown area, took these photos while walking along the trails around the Probandt Street and Theo Avenue bridges on Aug. 10. The photos show the progress along the banks of the "Mission Reach" section of the San Antonio River.In this slideshow of those photos, you can see workers sandblasting designs of the natural habitat into a newly completed bridge over the river.Read NOWCastSA's story on the Mission Reach project here