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Trail Watch Volunteers
Trail Watch volunteers work to spread the word about trail safety and etiquette along the Howard W. Peak Greenway system. After attending an orientation session where they learn about park safety, they volunteer a minimum of four hours a month. That’s dedication! Each Trail Watch volunteer wears a bight yellow vest and carries a bike pump, tire patches, safety flyers and a first aid kit along with them as they bike, walk and run along the trails. These volunteers love their park trails and are committed to making them safe for all users.
The first “class” of Trail Watch Volunteers as of June 2014:
- Gina Anderson - Robert Armstrong - Eddie Banks
- Holley Banks - Arnold Benitez - Randy Cisneros
- Erica Cornejo - Michelle Geyer - Fernando Gonzalez
- Amy Hamrick - Laura Matthews - James Matthews
- Marika Misangyi - Jeff Moore - Marian Osborn
- Stephen Osborn - Roger Scheider - Frank Trevino
We want to thank these volunteers for making our trails safer one (s)mile at a time.
Johann Santizo has only been volunteering since February, but she has already volunteered over 160 hours at Animal Care Services. Johann is here almost every day and has helped in the vet clinic, kennels, adoptions, dog bathing and wherever we need a little extra help. She is friendly to everyone here - staff and the public and her passion for helping animals really shows in everything she does. Thanks for all of your hard work Johann!
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation would like to thank USAA for volunteering! With their willing hearts and helping hands, USAA volunteers have proven themselves to be amazing park stewards. Over the past several years USAA has volunteered with a mission to help to improve San Antonio parks. Along the way, they have donated and built several playgrounds in parks around the city. These playgrounds have provided children a place to play, imagine, and create great memories that will last a lifetime.
Recently, USAA volunteered at Father Benavides Park, where they made the park absolutely shine! They mulched trees, added fibar in the playground, and painted over graffiti. What made the event just a bit sweeter was a member from the community who came out to thank USAA for their service. After a few minutes of speaking to this enthusiastic community member, another volunteer event at Father Benavides Park was in the works. But this time, members of the neighborhood community would be joining in the volunteering effort. Thank you USAA for setting the example of being great volunteers!
The U.S. Environmental Command, based out of Ft. Sam Houston, has volunteered hundreds of service hours with Parks and Recreation over the past few years. Their mission is “To lead and execute Army cleanup and environmental quality programs, providing technical expertise to enable Soldier readiness and sustainable military communities.”
When volunteering with Parks and Recreation, they have done everything from planting trees and gardening to removing invasive, graffiti abatement and picking up litter. These volunteers are dedicated and make a real impact in the health and beauty of our city parks every time they volunteer. Their most recent volunteer day was on April 24th at John James Park, located right near Ft Sam. They spent the morning adding a new layer of mulch around the newly planted trees to protect them from the drought, picking up litter and painting amenities.
Many thanks for all their hard work!
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