Stop by Blanco State Park and observe (or participate in) the construction of the new Outdoor Classroom/Wildlife Viewing Station. Construction is being conducted by local volunteers, many of whom are members of the Highland Lakes Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Organization and by employees of the San Antonio Lowe’s Home Center, located at 1604 and Blanco Road.
A rainwater collection system, which is an important educational component of the classroom, has already been completed. The system consists of two five hundred and fifty gallon catchment tanks and associated gutters and piping. Members of the T&E Services team completed this work at the end of February. The system is already collecting water for use in the recirculating water feature which will be located at the viewing side of the Outdoor Classroom structure.
The construction work should be completed by the end of March, in time for spring bird migration. It should afford park visitors and patrons an excellent opportunity to sit and watch for migrating neotropical song birds as well as enjoying year round bird and wildlife species.
This valuable enhancement to the Blanco State Park was made possible by the generous contribution of funding, time and materials from The Bamberger Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, the San Antonio Lowe’s Home Center located at 1604 and Blanco Road, the Highland Lakes Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Organization, T & E Services (a company specializing in Rain Gutter/Rainwater Collection systems and services located in Johnson City), the Blanco Masonic Lodge No. 216, and the Friends of Blanco State Park.