Don’t miss the 31st Annual Great Texas River Cleanup March 5

The City of San Marcos is calling on volunteers to register for the 31st Annual Great Texas River Cleanup on March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and help make it the biggest cleanup in the event’s history. With last year’s floods, there is more trash and debris to remove.
Those who would like to participate in the upper San Marcos portion of the annual cleanup (Sewell Park to Stokes Park) should visit and select one of the six available watershed locations. Volunteers can also contact Amy Kirwin at 512.393.8407 or
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.
For the past 31 years, the Texas River Protection Association has coordinated volunteers to clean the entire 90 miles of the San Marcos River by picking up trash as they walk the banks and canoe down the river.
This year, the City of San Marcos is expanding coverage in the upper San Marcos River watershed by coordinating efforts of an expected over 750 volunteers in six groups in and along the creeks, tributaries and upper San Marcos River from Sewell Park to Stokes Park.
CLEANUP: Volunteers picked up more than 16 tons of trash and recyclable material from the San Marcos River watershed during the 2015 Great Texas River Cleanup.
Watershed locations and headquarters (
• Purgatory Creek- 712 S. Stagecoach Trail
• Cottonwood Creek- Far northeast corner of Premium Outlets behind Zegna Outlet
• Sessom Creek- 151-2 E. Sessom Dr.
• Sink Creek- 1600 N. LBJ Dr,
• Willow Creek- 320Mariposa St.
• San Marcos River- 170 Charles Austin Dr.
On cleanup day, volunteers will gather at the watershed location they chose at 8:30 a.m., sign in, meet up with their team leaders and receive supplies and instructions.
All volunteers will be provided with a free t-shirt and lunch in appreciation of their cleanup efforts.
The event could not happen without wonderful donors: Sur-Powr, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Carson Properties, Edwards Aquifer Authority, KDF Enterprises, Greater San Marcos Partnership, H.E.B., San Marcos Lions Club, Green Guy Recycling, Gruene Environmental, Stericycle, CH2M, Geosolutions, Tymco, Abatix, Clean Earth, Constable David Peterson, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, Alpha Paving, Honda of San Marcos, and ColorMix Graphics.
The cleanup event is sponsored by the Texas Rivers Protection Association, City of San Marcos, Keep SanMarcos Beautiful, Habitat Conservation Plan, and Texas State University.
For more information, call Amy Kirwin at 512.393.8407 or email Stay updated with the Annual Great River Clean Up by liking the Facebook page (

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