Bexar County Precinct 2
River Road Restoration
|Location/Limits||Mulberry Street to Highway 281|
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined a federal interest in the ecological restoration of the River Road segment of the San Antonio River. This section of the river is one of the last remaining, unchannelized segments of the upper San Antonio River. The River Road section of the river has experienced significant erosion and sedimentation resulting from upstream development and changing riparian habitats that have occurred over long periods of time. Funding will provide the local match required to leverage federal funding to implement channel restoration activities, the removal of invasive vegetative species, and the re-establishment of native plant species. Using stream restoration techniques, the river will become more stable and the habitat quality for resident and migratory bird species will be improved. Restoring this section of the river, contained within Brackenridge Park, will provide further connectivity along the river to park patrons and additional birding, fishing, and other nature-based amenities. The adjacent, well-established neighborhood has enjoyed recreational access to this tranquil part of the river and those uses will be preserved and enhanced through the project improvements.
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