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Great Texas River Cleanup signing volunteers

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The cities of San Marcos and Kyle, along with Texas State University and the Texas River Protection Association, are calling on volunteers to register for the 34th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The undertaking will clean all 90 miles of the San Marcos River, including creeks and tributaries that flow into the San Marcos and Blanco rivers, from its headwaters to its confluence with the Guadalupe in Gonzales.

Those who would like to participate in the upper San Marcos portion of the annual clean up (Sewell Park to Stokes Park) should visit the regristration website and select one of the 11 available watershed locations or contact Keep San Marcos Beautiful at 512-393-8419 or ksmb@sanmarcostx.gov.

To participate in the lower San Marcos River portion (Stokes Park to the Guadalupe River), contact Tom Goynes at 512-787-5574 for more information.

Watershed location and headquarters:

  • Purgatory Creek 1- Gravel St and Mitchell St.
  • Purgatory Creek 2- 1808 Hunter Rd
  • Cottonwood Creek- Far N.W. Corner of Premium outlets behind Zegna Outlet
  • Sessom Creek- 151-2 E. Sessom Dr.
  • Sink Creek- 1600 N. LBJ Dr.
  • Willow Creek – 320 Mariposa St.
  • San Marcos River 1- 170 Charles Austin Dr.
  • San Marcos River 2- 520 N I-35 Frontage Rd
  • Plum Creek- 628 Abundance Lane
  • Blanco River Village- Morning Shadow and Newberry Trl
  • Five Mile Dam- 4440 S Old Stagecoach Rd

On cleanup day, volunteers will check in at the watershed headquarters at 8:30 a.m., sign in, meet up with their team leaders and receive supplies and instructions.

Each volunteer will be provided with a breakfast taco and pizza for lunch. Shirts are on a first come first served basis.

Event donors include Carson Properties, Clean Earth Systems, Edwards Aquifer Authority, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Greater San Marcos Partnership, H-E-B/Central Market, Honda San Marcos/David Cook, Jacob’s/CH2M, Keep Texas Beautiful, Print My Biz, RDO Equipment, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, San Marcos Lions Club and Sur Powr Battery.

The cleanup event is sponsored by the Texas River Protection Association, the cities of San Marcos and Kyle, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, Habitat Conservation Plan and Texas State University.

For more information to sponsor, contact Amy Kirwin at 512-393-8419 or email akirwin@sanmarcostx.gov. Stay updated with the Annual Great Texas River Clean Up by liking the Facebook page.