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.
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.
Water – Recycling • SAWS is recycling water. Trinity is part of this effort.
Water - Quality • Suburban sprawl over the aquifer recharge zone . • PGA village
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.
Urban Sprawl • Smart Growth • Open Space • SA Natural Areas
Species Extinction • Golden Cheeked Warbler • Black-Capped Vireo • Edwards Aquifer and Cave species
Environmental Groups • Sierra Club • Bexar Audubon • SA Audubon • Native Plant Society • Nature Conservancy • Mitchell Lake Wetlands Society • Master Naturalists
Local Sites • SA Botanical Garden • Friedrich Wilderness Park • Mitchell Lake • Eisenhower Park • State Parks • SA Missions • Brackenridge Park