Salado Creek Foundation

SCF History

Lots of Plans...Little Action, Until Now

For years, local residents have thought about doing something wonderful along the shores of the serpentine Salado.

Until recently, very few of those plans made it off the drawing boards and into our neighborhoods.

Here's a short summary of how we got where we are today.

1917 - U.S. Army suggests the Salado corridor would be a great place for a physical training trail.

1975 - City of San Antonio develops a Bicycle Master Plan.

1983 - UTSA Architecture Division publishes a Salado Creek Recreational Analysis.

1988 - The Salado Creek Foundation is formed.

1994 - The Metropolitan Planning Organization develops a bike plan.

1996 - The American Institute of Architects sponsors a design charrette.

See the team east report at:

1997 - City of San Antonio commissions the engineering firm of Vickrey and Associates to develop a Salado Creek Watershed Study and Drainage Master Plan. The full two volume report is available for inspection at the Municipal Plaza building in the Public Works Department.

October 1998 - A catastrophic flood inundates south Texas, killing at least 31 people and causing more than $1 billion dollars in damage. On the Salado, residents in many neighborhoods are forced from their homes.

1999 - Voters approve a May bond issue that includes money for several improvement projects, including a half-million dollars for the first phase of the Salado Creek Hike and Bike Trail.

Fall of 1999 - An EPA funded collaborative learning project begins with Salado stakeholders. The Salado Creek Restoration Council is a project of the Center for Public Leadership Studies in the George Bush School at Texas A & M University.

2000 - Texas Department of Transportaion approves a two-million dollar grant for the Hike and Bike Trail.

May 6, 2000 - Voters approve Proposition 3, a 1/8 cent sales tax increase that will eventually provide $20 million dollars to buy 32 miles of creekside property on Salado and Leon Creeks.

Fall 2000 - National Resource Conservation Service grant allows city to remove debris left behind by the Flood of '98.

Fall 2000 - Engineers at Pape Dawson work on the preliminary design phase for the Hike and Bike Trail.

October 1, 2000 - City begins collecting the Proposition 3 sales tax.

What Next?

Join your neighbors in planning the future of the watershed.

Call Charles Bartlett at 337-6428 or Sue Calberg at 687-5256 for more information.

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