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  1. Environmental Issues in San Antonio

  2. Water - Drainage • San Antonio has not adequately handled drainage. • The San Antonio River Improvements Project is attempting to put meander back into the SA river.

  3. Water – Quantity • The Edwards Aquifer is the (nearly) sole source of drinking water for SA. • Recharge of the river is being reduced by development. • Water conservation is not a priority.

  4. Water – Recycling • SAWS is recycling water. Trinity is part of this effort.

  5. Water - Quality • Suburban sprawl over the aquifer recharge zone . • PGA village

  6. Air Pollution • San Antonio is in violation of EPA air quality standards. • Urban Sprawl and traffic is one cause. • Coal-burning power plants are another.

  7. Urban Sprawl • Smart Growth • Open Space • SA Natural Areas

  8. Species Extinction • Golden Cheeked Warbler • Black-Capped Vireo • Edwards Aquifer and Cave species

  9. Environmental Groups • Sierra Club • Bexar Audubon • SA Audubon • Native Plant Society • Nature Conservancy • Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society • Master Naturalists

  10. Local Sites • SA Botanical Garden • Friedrich Wilderness Park • Mitchell Lake • Eisenhower Park • State Parks • SA Missions • Brackenridge Park