Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 678.8'
5/25/16 - 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 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.

San Antonio Festival of Flowers

May 28, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Alzafar Shrine Temple - 901 N. Loop 1604 West
San Antonio’s premiere gardening event! City wide plant exchange, seminars, plants sales, Floral Design Challenge, Rain barrel demonstrations, Ask The Experts booth . . . and much much more. $6 admission (under 10 free)

Native Plant Walk

May 28, 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.

Beautiful Bees - Milberger's Kids Gardening Class

May 28, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Milbergers Landscsape Nursery - 3920 N Loop 1604
Will learn how a bee hive works and how they are important for our plants and flowers. At the nursery. Kids classes are free but call to reserve a spot because class size is limited: 210-497-3760

Bug Bonanza Day

May 28, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center - 10750 Pleasanton Rd
Bugs aren't so bad! Come learn how important bugs are to our ecosystem while seeing them up close and personal. Hands-on demonstrations by Critterville, bug walks, and bug-themed crafts & games available throughout the day. Free for Members/$5 Non-member adults/$2 Non-member kids

Citrus Trees for Your Landscape

May 28, 2016 (Sat) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Milbergers Landscsape Nursery - 3920 N Loop 1604
You can successfully grow bountiful citrus from trees planted in your landscape or in containers. Learn how to be successful with citrus at this FREE Earth-Kind Seminar presented by David Rodriguez, at the nursery. 210-497-3760

Butterfly Babies

June 4, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Butterfly babies—aka caterpillars—abound in the Garden if you know where to look! Discover what host plants are, and why they are needed in your butterfly garden. Join Dr. Cindy Klemmer in an indoor presentation followed by a walk to discover butterfly babies in action throughout the Garden. Leave with a host plant—and a butterfly baby of your own!—to take home. Suitable for adults, or for adult-child pairs with children 8 or older. Fee: $30 ($27 members) includes $10 materials fee Instructor: Dr. Cindy Klemmer

Native Plant Walk

June 10, 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.

Texas Tough Roundtable Discussion: Xero Turf

June 11, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
There are varieties of turf grass that work best in San Antonio, with low-water requirements. Learn drought-tolerant turf grass options and which is best for your landscape. Fee: $15 ($13.50 members)

Monarch Butterfly: Pollinator Poster Child

June 25, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Monarch butterflies have become symbols for pollinator advocacy and climate change throughout the continent in recent years. Why are we all so smitten with this magical creature? Join us for an overview of the amazing Monarch butterfly migration and life cycle, an update on their population status, President Obama's National Pollinator Strategy and its impact on San Antonio, the country's only Monarch Champion City. We'll also touch on how to create a successful pollinator garden and answer your questions on raising Monarchs and other butterflies. Fee: $15 ($13.50 members) Instructor: Monika Maeckle

Bats 101

August 6, 2016 (Sat) 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Description: Join Master Naturalist and San Antonio Botanical Garden staff, Tim Roan, to uncover the intricacies of bats. This class will explore the natural history and ecology involving these winged wonders. Fee: $15 ($13.50 members) Instructor: Tim Roan

Texas Tough Roundtable Discussion: Pruning, Pests and Proper Care

August 13, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Meet with gardening experts to discuss seasonal checklists, proper pruning, watering, pesticides, soil treatment, and overall care of your Texas Tough Landscape. Fee: $15 ($13.50 members)

Beyond Feeders: How to Attract Hummingbirds!

August 20, 2016 (Sat) 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Antonio Botanical Garden - 555 Funston
Description: Beyond filling multiple feeders with nectar, learn the simple guidelines to creating a beautiful, low-maintenance garden for hummingbirds using the nectar and beauty of native plants. This class will provide a step-by-step instruction of the components needed for a successful hummingbird garden. Fee: $30 ($27 members) Instructor: Rachel Cywinski

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