In 1970, 20 million Americans joined together to promote environmental reform and honor the Earth through peaceful demonstrations. Today, more than 192 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22. This year you can join the celebration and enjoy the spring sunshine by participating in one of two Earth Day Wildflower Hikes hosted by the San Antonio River Authority.
Both hikes invite you to join Alamo Area Master Naturalists and river authority staff for a guided tour that will help you learn how to identify South Texas wildflowers and understand why wildflowers are an important part of an ecosystem.
One hike begins at Confluence Park, 310 W. Mitchell St., and follows the Mission Reach for a bit less than a mile; the second hike begins at Jackson Nature Park, 9284 CR 401 in Wilson County, and is between 1-2 miles. Both hikes begin at 6 p.m.
For more information about both Earth Day hikes, visit www.sara-tx.org. To RSVP for one of the hikes, contact Kayla Gasker at 210-302-3259.