The Kimley-Horn Foundation – Everything’s Greener in Texas
Amy Avery (Kimley-Horn San Antonio) blends her civil engineering know-how and personal passion, by serving as the board president of Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, working to conserve urban green space and engage her community in Texas’s natural environment.
“The foundation of our mission is really education about the natural environment in an urban context,” says Amy. “I think that’s what makes the alliance unique among environmental organizations.”
One of Amy’s favorite programs run by the Green Spaces Alliance is their youth photography program. Students from Title 1 schools use borrowed cameras to capture nature’s beauty, and can submit their work to a photography competition. “It’s important for our next generation to have that appreciation,” says Amy.
Grants from the Kimley-Horn Foundation support improvements on the Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, path building, and better public access. Amy expects these developments to create greater community interest in Green Spaces Alliance and urban environmental conservation.