“Get Outdoors!” is a free event held each year at the Mission San Jose in San Antonio and featured exhibits from more than 50 local, state and national organizations and businesses. It was aimed at youngsters, providing hands-on activities, safety and educational demonstrations, free giveaways and informative presentations. The exhibits were open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and were visited by approximately 2,500 people.
CTG’s volunteers Claire Barnhart-Korth, Wilfred Korth and Charles Clapsaddle set up two “rivers” each with a two-man kayak. Children were given tips on safety while they “rode” the rapids down the river. This was the third straight year that CTG participated in “Get Outdoors!”
CTG is a public-private partnership with the San Antonio River Authority and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and was organized to 1) create a safe, integrated system of access points along the San Antonio River; 2) obtain sufficient project funding; 3) encourage diverse and broad-based community participation in the project; 4) offer opportunities to citizens and visitors through the trail system to learn about cultural, natural, and historic resources; 5) cooperate with other local eco-tourism initiatives to contribute to the economic climate of Goliad County; and 6) create a sustainable, effective organization to support project design, development, funding, and maintenance.
CTG has several meetings a year to plan its two annual flotillas. For information concerning CTG and for meeting schedules, check CTG’s website at http://www.canoetrailgoliad.com/.