• February 20, 2019
    • 12:00 AM
    • February 29, 2020
    • 11:30 PM
    • San Antonio
    Register

    The Community Gardens Program enriches the built environment and quality of life in San Antonio by engaging a broad range of people who eagerly work to establish and maintain a diversity of urban green spaces. These green spaces foster community across generations and cultures, and create environmental awareness and contribute to individual health through.

    The program grows more than green spaces; it cultivates curiosity, motivation, generosity, and compassion while raising the next generation to strive for more urban green spaces, higher access to fresh produce, and increased civic participation as standards.

    • March 28, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 108 East Mistletoe Avenue, San Antonio TX 78212
    • 95
    Register

    Join us to celebrate our plans for 2019! We invite everyone to come visit us on March 28th to hear about plans for Community Gardens, Picture Your World photography program and land conservation. We will host informal story time so guests can wander around and explore the different rooms and hear about the programs. In addition, we will break ground on our new garden, present 2019 Spring Kickoff initiative checks and help raise money for the Big Give. We hope you can join us! Snacks will be provided. Just bring friends and a beverage choice. Feel free to RSVP on our social media page or to the left so we can plan how much food to get. 

    • April 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family! 

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!

    • April 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 26101 FM3009, San Antonio, TX 78266
    • 21
    Register
    Join us for the 2018-2019 season of Picture Your World hosted by Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas. Open to youth ages 8-18, the Picture Your World weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration, and constructive critique. Participants will produce a visual memory of their day and begin a creative portfolio while experiencing the wonders of the natural environment. Each workshop is led by the Picture Your World Program Manager, Carra Garza, along with a professional photographer and a Master Naturalist. Participants may bring their own digital camera or we will provide one for you. Bracken Cave, on the northern outskirts of San Antonio, is home to the world’s largest bat colony, with more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. It is a key maternity site for this species, and females congregate there each year to give birth and rear their young. The cost per workshop is $20.00 per student. Fees may be waived for students demonstrating financial need. All workshops are from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm on the dates listed. Please register online to ensure your space is reserved. NOTICE: The registration process will take you to the secure PayPal website. There you will be able to pay via PayPal or with a credit card. If you need assistance with registration, please call (210)222-8430 ext. 304.
    • May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family!

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!

    • May 09, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Witte Museum,3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
    Register

    Enter in the 2019 Picture Your World Youth Photography Contest today for your chance to win cash prizes! Professional photographers/artists will judge entries in two age groups: students ages 8-12, and students ages 13 - 18 at the time of entry. There will be 3 winners and 12 honorable mentions from each group.

    First Place receives $300 cash, Second Place $200, and Third Place $100.

    Examples of subjects are wildlife (birds, mammals, insects, spiders, reptiles, and amphibians), landscapes (rock formations, plant life, and backyard habitat), people enjoying nature, environmental hotspots, art in nature (patterns, textures and close-ups), and diversity in nature.

    All contestants will be invited to a reception at The Witte Museum on May 9th, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, where 30 winners will be announced and receive prizes. The winning photos will be printed and exhibited at REI San Antonio.

    Contest Entry Rules

    1. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm CST, April 8, 2019 as jpegs or tiffs. Submissions should be sized approximately 10'' x 13'' at 300 dpi, or a minimum of 6 megapixels set on the camera's highest resolution. No digitally composited images will be accepted. Images may be slightly cropped with minor adjustments to color, contrast, and brightness.

    2. Contestants may submit a flash drive or CD with 3 original images or e-mail images to: info@greensatx.org. A picture of the entrant must be included with the submission.

    3. There is a $20 entry fee for up to 3 images. Institutional rates are available upon request. Please contact Carra Garza for more information. 

    4. Pictures may be of any aspect of nature in Bexar or surrounding counties. Respect for animal habitat must be observed. No photos of domestic, restrained, or caged animals will be accepted.

    5. Images will be judged on originality of subject, use of light, exposure, and composition. 

    NOTICE: The registration process will take you to the secure PayPal website. There you will be able to pay via PayPal or with a credit card. If you need assistance with registration, please call (210)222-8430 ext. 304.

    • May 18, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Phil Hardberger Park - Urban Ecology Center
    • 250
    Register

    Join us for this year's Secret Garden Tour and Luncheon on Saturday, May 18th. 


    The 3rd Annual Secret Garden Tour will provide over 250 participants and move to the north side - to subdivisions surrounding Phil Hardberger Park, the site of our Luncheon. This self-paced tour will open at 8:30a and will include a rare look inside private, prestigious Inverness neighborhood. This will be a driving tour of special yards identified by landscape architect Albert Fernandez. Docents will be available to help you explore these unique outdoor spaces that have been chosen for their beauty, emphasis on native vegetation, and the implementation of water conservation techniques. Participants will receive a gift bag containing a map of the yards open for tour, a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, information on how to enhance their own landscapes while conserving water, SAWS conservation rebate and rewards program information, and more.

    The Luncheon Honorary Chairs: Phil and Linda Hardberger

    Luncheon participants are invited, if you finish the tour early, to come on over to the Ecology Center. Beginning at 10am, Patty Leslie Pasztor will take you on a short hike of the prairies and pollinator gardens and let you band butterflies. Or, you may prefer to sunprint, transfer Polaroid, or take a lesson in photography from our Picture Your World manager Carra Garza. Or ever wonder why anyone living in the city would consider restricting the use of their property? In addition to loving the land and wanting to conserve it, there can be financial benefits. By 11am, the event will move indoors and the program and meal will showcase the impact of Green Spaces Alliance on scales large and small. The menu will highlight recipes designed by produce, herbs and hogs found in our very own community gardens and nature preserve around town! There will also be a number of raffle items, including a great $300 gift certificate to Milberger's nursery, and silent auction items.


    2019 Sponsors

     

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    Anne and Chuck Parrish & John Newman Charitable Foundation

     

    Rancho Ojo de Agua, Ms. June Kachtik


    • June 01, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family!

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!

    • September 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family! 

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!

    • October 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family!

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!

    • November 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family!

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!

    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 17480 Judson Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
    Register

    Open to the public!  Join us for a nature tour on the 1-mile out-and-back trail to see the rescue bee hives, bird blind, stock pond, pollinator meadow, wildlife, and sharing with you why we conserve land. We host a public tour every 1st Saturday of the month, September through June. Each month brings something new to see! Learn more about Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve here.

    Guided trail tour will begin shortly after 9:00am.  Bring your friends and family! 

    Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve is located at the NW corner of Judson Road and Loop 1604 — headed north on Judson road, continue underneath Loop 1604. The property will be on your left. Look for cars parked on the side of the road. If you reach the gated quarry entrance, you’ve gone too far!

    Please reserve your spot now – we limit our group sizes to 25, to ensure everyone can participate/hear/see on the narrow trail during the nature tour.

    We offer these tours free-of-charge, to be accessible for all. We sincerely appreciate your donation to support Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve. Thank you!