TPL added 421 acres of significant endangered species land to the Government Canyon State Natural Area in San Antonio, part of a 12-year effort by local agencies, residents, conservation groups, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to protect land located over the Edwards Aquifer, the prim
A 709-acre tract of land located on a historic dude ranch was transferred to the City of San Antonio for the Edwards Aquifer Land Acquisition and Park Expansion Program for permanent protection of the city's drinking water, stored underground in the Edwards Aquifer—the primary source of water for
This prime recharge land for the Edwards Aquifer, San Antonio's sole source of drinking water, also offers recreation and wildlife habitat. This 400-acre addition, TPL's third, brings Government Canyon to 7,043 acres.
Windgate Ranch lies over the recharge zone for the Edwards Aquifer--the city's sole drinking water supply. Native species include live oak, Spanish oak, ashe juniper, many varieties of grasses and wildflowers, and the endangered golden-cheeked warbler.
The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has transferred 90.7 acres of critical habitat and open space parkland, located 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, to the City's Parks and Recreation Department Natural Areas for permanent protection.