4th Annual Growing Texas Workshop

Stormwater Sustainability & Riparian Restoration

Confluence Park has a geometric design to collect rainwater and feed it into an underground storage system which is the sole source of water used for plants in the park.  Equipped with a green roof, the Estala Avery Education Center is designed for passive heating and cooling.  Solar panels also supply with power creating an energy neutral space.  Confluence Park’s native plants represent five ecotypes found regionally which require less water and attracts important wildlife such as pollinators.

This stretch of the San Antonio River in the photo was straightened and channelized in 1954. The concrete drainage channelization had damaged the riparian ecosystem and its recreational use. In the last ten years an effort by the San Antonio River Authority led to over 20,000 trees and shrubs and 60 different native grasses planted along this section of river- the river ecosystem is healing, and its function as a stormwater system is intact.

Speaker Bios:

San Antonio River Foundation Executive Director Robert Amermanhttps://www.sariverfoundation.org/about-us/board-directors-and-staff/robert-amerman/
San Antonio River Foundation Director of Confluence Parkhttps://www.sariverfoundation.org/about-us/board-directors-and-staff/frates-seeligson/

4.25 ISA Certified Arborist CEU’s.4 Texas Floodplain Management Association CEU’s4 Certified Forester CFE’sLunch IncludedOnly 49 spaces Available, Please Limit Two People Per Organization

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May 10 2018


08:00 AM - 05:00 PM



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Estela Avery Education Center
310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204


Texas A&M Forest Service
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A San Antonio River Foundation Project

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