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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 674.3'
8/24/16 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Conservation

Conservation Outreach Calendar

Explore our online calendar and find out more about SAWS Conservation events scheduled in the San Antonio area. Events include workshops, seminars, lectures and other functions promoting conservation.

Wildscaping: Landscaping for Wildlife and Conserving Water

August 27, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
As of 2016, San Antonio is the first Monarch Champion City in the nation! Join us today to help fulfill this pledge by turning your garden into a space that encourages a variety of wildlife to visit—especially birds, butterflies and pollinators! Fall gardening is a great time to get started! By adding drought hardy native plants that provide food and refuge to your flying visitors, you will also help our declining Monarch populations during their migration through the area. You will be enjoying singing birds and fluttering butterflies in no time while using less water and no chemicals! Fee: $20 ($18 members) Instructor: Judit Green

Watersaver Walks

September 10, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our WaterSaver gardens with a Master Naturalist. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Bird Walks

September 17, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday, except during the summer months. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Bird Walk

September 17, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission. Don’t forget your birding checklist.

Creating Your Watersaver Garden

September 17, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Help with simple landscape design tips, removing grass, measuring square footage and tree selection. Instructor: Laura Rogers, Master GardeneThis class is free with admission but preregistration is required. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Water-Saver-Coupon-Class---Creating-Your-Water-Saver-Garden

Tree Tour

September 17, 2016 (Sat) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Take a tour of the Garden to see and receive information on the trees offered by the coupon. Instructor: Roger Anderson This class is free with admission, but preregistration is required. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Water-Saver-Coupon-Class---Tree-Tour

Native Plant Walk

September 23, 2016 (Fri) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. No registration required. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Native Plant Walk

September 23, 2016 (Fri) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. No registration required. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Rain Water Harvesting Workshop

September 24, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Harvesting rain water helps to reduce water bills while providing a source of free water during drought conditions. Learn how to install a rainwater-catchment container and make your own rain barrel to take home. Texas Agrilife Extension Fee: $55 ($49.50 members) Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Rain-Water-Harvesting---Workshop

Butterflies of South Texas and Walkabout

September 30, 2016 (Fri) 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Discover the many wonderful butterflies of the San Antonio area and how to identify them. Patty will discuss butterfly basics -- what is a butterfly? How do you distinguish a butterfly from a moth? We'll touch on their amazing life cycle and learn to identify these local gems and find out what native plants are crucial to their survival-- nectar plants for adults, as well as host plants for the caterpillars. After an indoor presentation, we'll head out to the gardens to explore the Texas Native Trail and areas to see these winged wonders up close and personal! Handouts on plants for attracting butterflies will be provided and a free butterfly nectar plant to take home. Instructor: Patty Leslie Pasztor, Master Naturalist and butterfly advocate Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Butterflies-of-South-Texas-and-Walkabout

BOOtanica - Monarch Madness

October 1, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Celebrate autumn at the Garden. Each week we will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities. Fee: Free with admission.

Birds and Butterflies in the Garden

October 8, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Learn from plant expert and author, Mary Irish, to discuss what birds and butterflies like, what they need, and how to plant your yard to attract these winged wonders. Take home a plant to start your own wildlife area. Fee $20 (members $18) Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Birds-and-Butterflies-in-the-Garden

BOOtanica - AgriLife Day - Harvest

October 8, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Celebrate autumn at the Garden. Each week we will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities. Fee: Free with admission.

Bird Walks

October 15, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday, except during the summer months. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Bird Walk

October 15, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission. Don’t forget your birding checklist.

BOOtanica - Let's Get Batty!

October 15, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Celebrate autumn at the Garden. Each week we will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities. Fee: Free with admission.

Participate in the San Antonio Butterfly Count

October 17, 2016 (Mon) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Register to participate in scientific research in action! Fee: $3 cash for a processing fee to the North American Butterfly Association. Bring close-focus binoculars if you have them. Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Butterfly-Count---North-American-Butterfly-Association-NABA-17Oct2016

BOOtanica - Wild About Scarecrows

October 22, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Celebrate autumn at the Garden. Each week we will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities. Fee: Free with admission.

Landscaping with Native Plants

October 23, 2016 (Sun) 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Come join us as we celebrate Texas Native Plant week with local native plant experts! Learn their many benefits, how to avoid invasive natives and how to create a garden using native plants to provide seasonal beauty to your landscape Free with admission. Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Landscaping-with-Native-Plants

BOOtanica - Dia de los Muertos

October 29, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Celebrate autumn at the Garden. Each week we will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities. Fee: Free with admission.

Establishing the Best Soil and Mulch Conditions for Your Garden

November 5, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Understand the importance of healthy soil in a healthy garden, and learn when and how to mulch your garden for best results. Instructor: Mark Manny, New Earth This class is free with admission, but pre-registration is required. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Water-Saver-Coupon-Class---Establishing-the-Best-Soil--Mulch-Conditions-In-Your-Garden

Choosing and Caring for Trees and Tour

November 5, 2016 (Sat) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
This class offers help with tree selection, planting and proper maintenance tips. Then take a tour of the Garden to see the trees on location offered by the coupon, and receive information on each. Early registrants have an opportunity to take a tree sapling home. Instructor: Armando Cortez This class is free with admission, but preregistration is required. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Water-Saving-Coupon-Class-Choosing-and-caring-for-trees

Bird Walk

November 9, 2016 (Wed) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission. Don’t forget your birding checklist.

Native Plant Walk

November 12, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. No registration required. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Watersaver Walks

November 12, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our WaterSaver gardens with a Master Naturalist. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Native Plant Walk

November 12, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. No registration required. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Bird Walks

November 19, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday, except during the summer months. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Milkweed Propagation Workshop

November 19, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Interested in attracting monarch butterflies to your landscape? Come to this hands-on workshop on milkweed propagation. Learn about milkweed ecology and distribution from Master Naturalist, Cathy Downs. Participants will learn how to scarify and cold stratify milkweed seeds. Fee $20 ($18 members) $5 materials Members: Please remember to click on the black Sign In button in the top right-hand corner of the class registration page in order to receive your discount. The member discount will not appear until the Checkout Screen. Register at: https://22076.blackbaudhosting.com/22076/Milkweed-Propagation

Native Plant Walk

December 2, 2016 (Fri) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. No registration required. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Native Plant Walk

December 2, 2016 (Fri) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist. No registration required. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Wild with Worms Workshop - Starting a Vermiculture System at Home

December 3, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Feel guilty when you throw away food scraps? Worry no longer! In this fun, hands-on workshop families can create a starter worm bin to take home. Fee: $20 plus $20 materials fee per family unit (Ages 8+)

Watersaver Walks

December 10, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Explore our WaterSaver gardens with a Master Naturalist. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes. Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Bird Walks

December 17, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday, except during the summer months. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission.

Bird Walk

December 17, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Bird Walks happen monthly on every third Saturday. Meet at 9am in the Carriage House for a walk with a birding docent. Walk is free to members or with paid admission. Don’t forget your birding checklist.

Feathered Friends: Caring for Birds in the Winer

December 20, 2016 (Tue) 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Learn what birds need to survive and make bird feeders. Fee: $20 plus $10 materials per adult plus one child (Ages 3+)