San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

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For Your Calendar – August and Beyond

Michaelis Ranch by Winifred Simon
SMGA Events

October 8, 6PM: Harvest Moon FUNdRaiser
Mark your calendars for a night of festivities under the Learning Tree in the Prospect Park – Purgatory Creek Natural Area. There will be a guided hike, live music, a raffle, kids activities, T-shirts for sale and more. Come out and support the good work of SMGA!

October 15 (time TBD): Invasives Removal & Seed Planting at Purgatory Creek Natural Area

October 22, 8 AM – Purgatory Creek Hike
We’ll lead a hike from Children’s Park to Purgatory Creek Natural Area. Please RSVP so we can set up  ridesharing back to our starting point at Children’s Park.

November 5 (time TBD): General Clean Up and Trail Repair (location TBD)

November 13, 2 PM: Hike with Mayor Guerrero at Ringtail Ridge Natural Area – NEW TIME!

Community Events

August 10, 6PM: Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) Public Comment on Proposed Fee Increases
A public meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center and hosted by the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) will inform and take public comment on proposed increases in fees that the EAA charges to municipal and industrial water users. Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance urges you to attend and to speak in support of the increase in Aquifer Management Fees proposed to fund the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (EARIP). Read more here.

August 10, 7PM: Open San Marcos Meeting
From John Thomaides: We have been in regular contact with our City Manager, Jim Nuse, in an effort to bring the OSM “First Ten” items and Resolution for Open Government before the City Council for discussion. These initiatives will be formally discussed by the City Council on August 16th during the regular city council meeting at 6 p.m. We have scheduled an important meeting of OSM on Wednesday August 10th at 7 p.m. at the Price Seniors Center, 222 W. San Antonio St.

Tuesdays/Thursdays: Movies/Concerts in the Park
For more information and schedules, visit

Thursdays, 5:30PM: Tube with TOWN
NO TUBING UNTIL 8/18: Tube the river with like-minded women. Contact Judy at [email protected] to be added to the tubing list to receive weekly notices. Usually held 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of the month.

Tuesday: Edible San Marcos Workday at St. Vincent De Paul Food Bank Garden
Every Tuesday Morning 9-10:30AM, 624 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. You can learn about gardening while you help, or mentor, or just have fun; either way you are contributing. Make sure to bring gloves and water. If you have any tools bring them along! Check for cancellations due to rain.

September 10, 5-7PM: Naturescapes Photo Contest Reception
San Marcos Activity Center. This year the Hays County Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is joining the Hill Country Photography Club as cosponsor of the contest. The contest and exhibition provide an excellent vehicle for educating and increasing public awareness of the importance of preserving and maintaining our natural areas. Learn more at either of the links above.

October 1: PetFest
Mark your calendar for the PetFest 5K and Fun Run on the San Marcos River trails. PALS of Central Texas will use race proceeds to provide pet spay/neuter services to those who need assistance. Stay after the race and enjoy PetFest. More at

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