Our 53-acre nature sanctuary is home to the Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River. We are a nonprofit Earth care ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. Take a virtual tour of Headwaters.

Headwaters at Incarnate Word is restoring our urban landscape through the removal of invasive plants and propagation of native species in an effort to increase biodiversity and benefit local wildlife. We offer educational programs for adults and children that focus on nature, local history, and conservation of our shared natural and cultural resources. Finally, we provide a sanctuary where people are encouraged to reflect and find meaning in their connection with the Earth, themselves, and each other.

The Blue Hole flows when the Edwards Aquifer reaches 671 feet above sea level.



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