SWD Commander Visits Mission Reach Project
Brig. Gen. Paul Owen and Col. Kenneth Reed recently visited the San Antonio Mission Reach Project in San Antonio, Texas. The $271 million Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project was funded Bexar County, the City of San Antonio; USACE and through private donations collected by the San Antonio River Foundation. The project has transformed an eight mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality riparian woodland ecosystem and connects four historic missions. This unique project restores riverine features and riparian woodlands, reintroduces native plants, enhances aquatic habitat, and reconnects cultural and historical features. Some elements include: Eight miles of river length, 113 acres of aquatic habitat, riffles, runs & pools sequences, 334 acres of riparian woodland habitat restored, more than 15 miles of trails and 89 benches, 137 picnic tables, five overlooks with shade structures, nine water edge landings, six foot bridges and four pavilions. Brig. Gen. Paul Owen is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division Commander and Col. Kenneth Reed is the Fort Worth District Commander.

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