Contact Heather Powdrill ([email protected], 512.393.8400) to help beautify our community. There are currently 14 organizations that have adopted around 290 acres. This is the perfect thing for a neighborhood to participate in to help the community. Read more in this 12/22/10 city press release:
The City of San Marcos Parks Advisory Board recognized the outstanding community service displayed by the Keep San Marcos Beautiful Adopt-a-Spot groups and participants at its December 14 board meeting.
Since its start in September 2009, the Adopt-a-Spot program has attracted 21 groups that have adopted twenty public areas totaling 437 acres. These groups have provided more than 600 volunteers who have participated in 42 cleanups.
During their beautification efforts, the groups jointly collected 671 pounds of recyclable material and 1,273 pounds of solid waste. Their volunteers have also helped build trails through greenspaces, kept the Veterans Memorial pristine and conducted other small beautification projects throughout the parks.
“The Adopt-a-Spot volunteers not only participate in this program,” said Heather Powdrill, Keep San Marcos Beautiful Coordinator. “Many volunteers also help out at the San Marcos River cleanups, Bobcat Build and at the San Marcos Nature Center. San Marcos is fortunate to have so many environmentally conscious groups and businesses who dedicate much of their free time to help provide a better quality of life for the citizens and visitors of our community.”
The groups recognized were Chi Beta Delta (Children’s Park), Gamma Theta Upsilon (San Marcos Plaza Park), Texas State G-Force (Crooks Park), Central Texas Fly Fishers (Stokes Park), Sigma Lambda Beta (Veterans Memorial), Social Awareness Documentaries Film Club (Rio Vista Park), Bobcat Botany Club (Veramendi Plaza), San Marcos Baptist Academy (Memorial Park), The Hub (Purgatory Creek Greenspace), KAD of CM Allen Homes (Conway Park), Sign Arts Brigade (Ramon Lucio Park), AMISRAEL (Veterans Memorial), Planet K (City Hall Grounds), San Marcos Noon Lion’s Club (City Park), Omega Delta Phi (Ringtail Ridge), Alpha Lambda Delta (Alameda Park), Texas State AFROTC (Blanco Shoals), Silver Wings (Veterans Park), GreenTex Recycling (Dunbar Park), Phi Sigma Pi (Activity Center and Library Grounds), and Net Impact of Texas State (Grant Harris Jr. Building Grounds).
Adopt-a-Spot’s goal is to eliminate litter and to beautify the city. Organizations and businesses interested in adopting a spot, may contact Powdrill at 512.393.8420 or [email protected]. Visit www.sanmarcostx.gov for more information.