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Don’t miss the 30th Annual Great Texas River Cleanup March 7

The City of San Marcos is calling on volunteers to register for the 30th Annual Great Texas River Cleanup on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and help make it the biggest cleanup in the event’s history.

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 five available watershed locations or contact Amy Kirwin at512.393.8407 or

To participate in the lower San Marcos River portion (Stokes Park to the Guadalupe River), contact Tom Goynes at512.787.5574 for more information.

For the past 30 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 500 volunteers in five groups in and along the creeks, tributaries and upper San Marcos River from Sewell Park to Stokes Park.

Watershed locations and headquarters ( 

Purgatory Creek- 800 S. Stagecoach Trl.
Sessoms Creek- 151 Sessom Dr.
Sink Creek- 1600 N. LBJ Dr,
Willow Creek- 320 Mariposa St.
San Marcos River- 170 Charles Austin Dr.

On cleanup day, volunteers will gather at the watershed location they chose at 9 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, lunch and Frisbee in appreciation of their cleanup efforts.

The event could not happen without wonderful donors: Sur-Powr, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Texas State University- Environmental Services Committee, L&L Portables, Greater San Marcos Partnership, H.E.B., the San Marcos Lions Club and Green Guy Recycling.

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

For more information, call Amy Kirwin at 512.393.8407 or email [email protected]. Stay updated with the Annual Great River Clean Up by liking the Facebook page (

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