Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

About Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas (GSA) is a Texas not-for-profit organization dedicated to keeping South Texas green. GSA approaches this mission through three principal programs: Land Conservation, Urban Land & Water with community gardens, and “Picture Your World,” a nature photography program for children 8 to 18 years of age, as well as related public education efforts. GSA is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and has assisted in protecting over 155,000 acres of land in and around the San Antonio region.


Urban Land and Water Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 San Antonio, TX
“My program manager and I are the only ones working on this program so I had a lot of opportunities for growth and to take initiative. I have created budgets and for CoSA’s funds for sustaining the gardens, attended meetings alone and in a group to represent the interests of GSA, provided language and statistics about my program for grant writing, evaluated incoming grants applications, and suggested ways of allocating grant money. Additionally, I have been the point of contact for approval, negotiation, and completion of thousand-dollar projects initiated by our garden stewards. I have also created lesson plans for SAWS workshops, educational signage for our Demonstration Garden, and social media content to advertise and generate interest in our programs. I’ve learned much about flexibility, adaptability, and believing in one’s ability to succeed in something new. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and a look into land trusts, environmental non-profit, and working in city government. ”
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