San Antonio River
Join us at the Head of the River! Home of the Blue Hole spring, the historic "source" of the San Antonio River, and "birthright of the city." The Headwaters Sanctuary is a 53-acre nature sanctuary established in 2008 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to preserve, restore and celebrate this significant place in the history of San Antonio. The Headwaters clean-up location contains five (5) zones that include portions of Olmos Creek, Miller Creek and the San Antonio River. Basura Bash volunteers will be working in the Headwaters Sanctuary and in parts of the University of the Incarnate Word campus.
CLEAN UP OPPORTUNITY
START POINT (NORTH):
There are 6 zones within the Headwaters Sanctuary. Your cleanup starting point will depend on the zone.
END POINT (SOUTH):
Same as above: it depends. All zone workers eventually end up at the main Trailhead (Registration area) after the cleanup.
Check in will be at the main Trailhead entrance to the Sanctuary, behind the UIW baseball field. You'll find us at the picnic tables near the tool shed with its "Welcome to the Headwaters" banner. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes or boots, and long sleeves. Bring gloves, if you have them. We'll have some, too. A refillable water bottle is a good idea. We'll also have water jugs for filling and refilling. Click on the small map image to open the full PDF map of the Headwaters Sanctuary, showing the different cleanup zones, creeks, and river. Total capacity: 100.