CTG is a public-private partnership with San Antonio River Authority and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. CTG 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 thanked and commended outgoing director and vice chairman Gaye Urban for her service on the board and as an officer. Urban is leaving the board due to CTG’s term limits. She plans to remain active in the organization.
David Nolan and Clair Barnhart-Korth of Barnhart Ranch and Nature Retreat were re-elected to their second terms as directors. Local businessman Dan Hanlon was elected to replace Urban as a director. Hanlon owns and operates the Ferry Street Kayak Rental in Goliad.
Nolan was re-elected chairman. Director Wilfred Korth, Chief Ranger of Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s Coleto Creek Reservoir Park, was elected vice chairman to replace Urban. Susie Clapsaddle, owner of Goliad Farms, Inc., was re-elected treasurer. Claire Barnhart-Korth was elected secretary.
In new business, the CTG board and representatives from the San Antonio River Authority, Matthew Driffill and Kayla Gasker, initiated discussions about developing additional river access sites proposed in the CTG Phased Development Plan.
For information concerning CTG and for meeting schedules, visit http://www.canoetrailgoliad.com/.