Posts Categorized: News

President’s Note Spring/Summer 2016

Earlier in May, I and other members of the Board joined about 40 Impact SA representatives who were visiting the SNA for a day of learning and helping. Impact SA gave The Friends group $19,000 for the Interpretive Trail Project which is currently under construction.  One part of the group hiked the Joe Johnson Trail… Read more »

The Zizlemann House in the News!

(photo courtesy of the San Antonio Express-News) This past month, news crews from both KSAT News and the San Antonio Express-News came out to GCSNA to learn more about the Zizlemann House. See the links below for their full stories.   KSAT Coverage of the Zizlemann House San Antonio Express-News Article on the Zizlemann House

President’s Note – Winter/Spring 2016

  This is a time of transition for the Government Canyon State Natural Area.  This past October we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the SNA’s opening and much has changed and continues to change. At our recent board meeting, Superintendent Chris Holm reported that January’s visitation has increased 109% over the same period in 2015…. Read more »

Government Canyon SNA Celebrates City Partnership This Sunday

On March 6th, all day-use entry into Government Canyon State Natural Area will be free to the public to celebrate their 16-year partnership with the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and to say “thank you” to the citizens of San Antonio. “We are very proud of the partnerships that created, and are still creating, this special… Read more »

Kids Run Wild at GCSNA

By Kimberly Aubuchon Park Ranger Niki Lake has been organizing Kids Runs at Government Canyon for the past year.  They have become wildly successful–approximately 40-60 future trail runners and their families participating in each one.  I caught up with Miss Lake at the “Wild at Heart” Kids Run that took place at GCSNA on February… Read more »

Update on the Fee Booth Restoration Project

Resource Specialist Kelsey Woodward gives us an update on the fee booth restoration project made possible by the Hollomon Price Foundation. Watch the full update here.

The future of Texas State Parks looks bright — exceedingly bright!

Last month, Texas Park and Wildlife announced that thanks to passage of landmark bills by the 84th Legislature, Texas State Parks will receive 94 percent of state sales tax revenue attributed to sporting goods, and more flexibility to spend these dollars where they are most needed. “Every Texan deserves a world class state park system,”… Read more »

Save the Date – The Big Give 2016!

The Big Give 2016 is just around the corner! Save the date for San Antonio’s day of giving that will take place from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 3! This will be both San Antonio’s and Friends of Government Canyon’s third year participating in the Big Give S.A.  The Big Give S.A. is part of the national day of… Read more »

We Did It!

With YOUR help and generosity, we have met the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation $38K Matching Grant Challenge! Government Canyon State Natural Area will soon have a special place for children and the young at heart to explore nature and learn about the Canyon’s flora, fauna and history. A very special “THANK YOU” to the Kronkosky Charitable… Read more »

Government Canyon State Natural Area Celebrates 10th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 8, 2015 Contact: Chris Holm, 210-688-9055, x2008 Government Canyon State Natural Area Celebrates 10th Anniversary SAN ANTONIO – Join Government Canyon State Natural Area on Saturday, Oct. 17 for a celebration of its 10th anniversary. “If you have never been to Government Canyon, you will be amazed”, says Government Canyon Superintendent… Read more »