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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Headwaters Sanctuary (https://www.headwaters-iw.org/) is closed until further notice. Sorry.

Help restore the land, Headwaters Sanctuary (http://www.Headwaters-IW.org), at the source of the San Antonio River -- a quiet, undeveloped, native forest containing the Blue Hole, the original source of the River. http://www.Headwaters-IW.org

We work outdoors, remove the human 'foot print' from the land, remove invasive plants, remove barbed wire fences, build/maintain trails, help cure 'nature deficit disorder', about thee hours work per week at most, but come walk the trails anytime.

Please email me Howard.Homan@gmail.com; I'll reply with full introductory information.

The Headwaters Sanctuary is 53-acres of mostly urban forest, one of the last and largest forests in central San Antonio. The Sanctuary contains the historic “source” of the San Antonio River: the San Antonio Spring, more widely known as the Blue Hole. The Sanctuary is both a federal and state protected archaeological district, with evidence of human occupation going back nearly 12,000 years. The Headwaters Sanctuary was set aside by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 2008 to protect the historic land and its famous waters. They established an Earth care ministry – Headwaters at Incarnate Word, Inc. – to protect, restore, celebrate, and otherwise take care of the Sanctuary for the benefit of all.

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Volunteer afternoon at Headwaters Sanctuary

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Volunteer morning at Headwaters Sanctuary

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Volunteer morning at Headwaters Sanctuary

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