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

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For Your Calendar – July and Beyond

SMGA Events

Monday, July 11: Naturescapes Photo Contest Entry Deadline
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.

September 10, 5-7PM: Naturescapes Photo Contest Reception
San Marcos Activity Center (learn more at links above)

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): Invasive Removal and Seed Planting at Purgatory Creek Natural Area

October 22, 8AM – Purgatory Creek Hike
We’ll lead a hike from Children’s Park to Purgatory Creek Natural Area. Stay tuned for ridesharing plans back to our starting point at Children’s Park.

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

November 12, 10AM: Hike with Mayor Guerrero at Ringtail Ridge Natural Area

Community Events

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

Thursdays: Tube with TOWN
Contact Judy Aswell, [email protected] or (512) 558-1032, for information on TOWN’s 5:30PM tubing events followed by the concert in the park.

Tuesdays and Saturdays: Farmer’s Markets
The San Marcos Farmers Market Association provides two weekly market days on which to purchase fresh local produce and other goodies: Tuesday, 3-6PM, 204 S. Edward Gary and Saturday, 9AM-1PM, courthouse square in downtown San Marcos.

July 6-8, 12-14: Wild Rice Monitoring
Texas wild rice monitoring will take place July 6-8 and 12-14 in the upper two miles of the San Marcos River. You can participate from the shore or in the water. Contact Jackie Poole at [email protected], (512) 389-8019 (work), or (512) 965-9491 (cell) to get more information and sign up.

July 9: Arts Master Plan Meeting
The San Marcos Arts Commission seeks citizen input in the development of a five-year strategic plan that defines the role of the City of San Marcos in supporting the arts, and the role of the arts in accomplishing the City’s broader goals of quality of life and economic development. The next session is Saturday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at the Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

July 13, 9AM: TCEQ Quarry Operations Meeting
TCEQ will conduct a stakeholder meeting on quarry operations on the Edwards Aquifer. For more information contact Ms. Settemeyer (512) 239-2588 or visit

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