“Because of my environmental background, the literal meaning of ‘confluence,’ the meeting of two waterways, was second nature. But the park represents something greater than just geography–it’s a coming together of people and ideas.”
One of Kelley’s most cherished experiences was the first time she rode a bike along the Mission Reach. The billowing grasses, vibrant wildflowers and sparkling water was an unexpected delight for someone first arriving in Texas under the assumption it was a desert.
“I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska which, funnily enough, is also call the ‘River City.’ But if I had to make a choice between which river to call home, the San Antonio River is a clear winner.”