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New Opportunities Planned for Government Canyon State Natural Area

Whether searching excitedly for a glimpse of wild turkeys heard calling to one another just ahead; imagining how incredible it would feel to soar on wind currents like the red-shouldered hawk hunting overhead; or simply sitting on a bench by a sweetly scented, flower-covered meadow in early spring, allowing worries to melt away; opportunities for… Read more »

Friends of Government Canyon Announces Fund Raising Drive for Nature Playscape

       Where can you find one of the nation’s largest parks within a city, a designated “Globally Important Bird Area,” dinosaur tracks, and Native American artifacts and remnants of early Texas ranching families? The answer is local: at San Antonio’s 12,012 acre Government Canyon State Natural Area, preserved by a community coalition and the… Read more »

Registration Open for the 2nd Annual FoGC Recharge 15K/8K Trail Run

Come and run where the dinosaurs once roamed and join us for our 2nd annual trail run fundraiser on Saturday, November 7! Your entry fee includes a one-year membership to the Friends of Government Canyon, race t-shirt, a well-marked, well-supported course with well stocked aid stations. After the race enjoy delicious post-race food and refreshments!… Read more »

FoGC News – Spring 2015

Vote “FOR” the Edwards Aquifer Protection Venue Project Proposition No. 1 When you head to the polls on May 9th please vote “FOR” the Edwards Aquifer Protection Venue Project Proposition No. 1 authorizing the city of San Antonio to protect water quality in the Edwards Aquifer by establishing a watershed protection and preservation project known… Read more »

Restoring Endangered Blackland Praries at GCSNA

     Back when bison roamed and wildfires roared the Blackland Prairie ecoregion encompassed roughly 19,400 square miles, creating a vast swath of grassland that stretched from the Red River to San Antonio. Grasses such as little bluestem, sideoats grama, and indiangrass dominated the landscape, mottled in the spring with the many colors of wildflowers including… Read more »

GCSNA One of the Top 12 Best Running Trails in the United States

March 20, 2015 Government Canyon State Natural Area (GCSNA) was listed recently in the online MSN Health and Fitness magazine as one of the Top 12 best running trails in the United States.  We couldn’t agree with them more!  A panel of five elite trail runners made the selections, including our own Liza Howard, an… Read more »

New Dinosaur Track Discoveries at GCSNA

New Discoveries                                                            Well the word is out… “Dinosaur tracks discovered at Government Canyon State Natural Area”!  Although Government Canyon staff has been aware of dinosaur tracks within the Natural Area since the property was acquired back in 1993, our ability to study, document and interpret to the public about the tracks hit numerous stumbling blocks… Read more »

FoGC News – Winter 2014-2015

FoGC News, Winter 2014-2015 Happy Holidays to YOU! – GCSNA extends holidays hours!  Keep your family and friends wildly entertained, fit and enjoying the outdoors this holiday season. December 19-January 5 you can hike, bike, run, picnic, and even camp under the stars!  Tent camping is available on the GCSNA website. Member Discount Days, December… Read more »

Registration open for FoGC Recharge 8K/15K Trail Run Fundraiser

SAN ANTONIO–Join the Friends of Government Canyon for our inaugural fundraiser, The Recharge 8K/15K Trail Run which benefits the FoGC, a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that raises funds and provides volunteer services to help maintain, preserve, and protect Government Canyon State Natural Area (GCSNA). Please help us make a difference while challenging yourself on the… Read more »

Government Canyon State Natural Area to offer Special Holiday Site Openings, Camping Opportunities

SAN ANTONIO – Texans looking to experience the beauty and adventure of the Texas Hill Country during the holidays can enjoy extended holiday site openings at Government Canyon State Natural Area in west Bexar County throughout the New Year. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be extending special holiday site openings into 2014 and… Read more »