LHI Permanent Director Organizations

American Indians in Texas - Spanish Colonial Missions

Friends of the Medina River

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas

Medina River Natural Area / City of San Antonio Department of  Parks & Recreation

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

San Antonio Audubon Society

San Antonio Conservation Society

South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association

The Witte Museum

At-Large Members:

    Frank Casias

    Dr. Michaele Haynes

    Mike Mecke

    Peggy Oppelt

Advisory Director Organizations

American Institute of Architects - San Antonio Chapter

The Archaeological Conservancy

Cattlemen’s Texas Longhorn Registry

City of San Antonio – Department of Planning

City South Management Authority

National Park Service - San Antonio Missions

Our Lady of the Lake University

Palo Alto College

San Antonio River Authority

San Antonio Water System (SAWS)

The Sierra Club - Alamo Chapter 

Texas Master Naturalists - South Texas Chapter

Texas Parks & Wildlife

USDA –  Natural Resources Conservation Service

Honorary Directors

    Former City Councilwoman Bonnie Connor

    Former Mayor Ed Garza

    Former SAWS Project Manager & Biologist Mike Mecke

    Former U.S. Congressman Ciro Rodriquez

    Dr. Alston Thoms

2016 LHI Executive Committee


    Mark Oppelt, Friends of the Medina River


    Ramon Vasquez, American Indians in Texas - Spanish Colonial Missions




    Frank Casias

Immediate Past President: 

    Allison Elder


Dr. Penelope Boyer, Special Projects Director/LHI Art-Sci Projects Director

a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation


mailing address:

    114 e. cevallos

    san antonio, tx  78204

physical address:

    1349 neal rd.

     bet. applewhite & pleasanton roads

     san antonio, tx  78264

ph. 210.846.9403

fax 210.829.1730