City Council backs moving Brackenridge Project ahead in 6-4 vote
The San Antonio City Council awarded Amstar, Inc. a $3.5 million contract for repairing the historic retaining walls, stabilizing the pump house, and reconstructing the grand stair case. However, the city’s plans to cut down dozens of trees in the process has draw sharp criticism.
You can get a free tree at Roosevelt Park on Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – You can get a free tree at Roosevelt Park on Saturday, thanks to the San Antonio River Foundation and the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Both organizations will be hosting a drive-thru native tree giveaway Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. There will be 200 free, one-gallon trees available, according to officials. Each vehicle will be limited to one tree while supplies last. Those who take part in the drive-thru will need to stay in their vehicles and wear a mask when speaking to event staff, according to the river authority.
Adopt-a-tree to celebrate Texas Arbor Day
SAN ANTONIO – A long line of vehicles along West Commerce Street quickly made their way to Elmendorf Lake Park to celebrate Texas Arbor Day with the City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department. Employees and volunteers distributed nearly 300 trees to celebrate their vitality and encourage people to go outdoors. Arbor Day is a national event celebrated in April; however, Texas' extreme temperatures force the celebration to be delayed. Nature lovers like, Daisy Kena, chose from nine different tree-species to adopt in celebration of Texas Arbor Day. According to Hosea and Bird, trees can add value to a property and cut energy use.