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

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For Your Calendar: September and Beyond

SMGA Events

September 3, 7:30AM: Monthly Bird Walk

Thanks to Stephen Ramirez for leading San Marcos Monthly Bird Walks in conjunction with the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance. Click here to read about this event.

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, raffle, kids activities, T-shirts for sale and more. Come out and support the good work of SMGA! Click here to read about this event.

October 15, 9AM: Invasives Removal & 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. Please RSVP by e-mailing [email protected] so we can set up ridesharing back to our starting point at Children’s Park.

November 5, 9AM: General Clean Up and Trail Repair (location TBD)

November 13, 2PM: Hike with Mayor Guerrero at Ringtail Ridge Natural Area

Community Events

Every Tuesday and Saturday: Farmer’s Markets
Tuesdays between CM Allen and MLK from 3pm-6pm. Saturdays on the square on San Antonio St. from 9am-Noon.

September 1, 7PM: Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) Meeting
San Marcos Public Library in the large meeting room. CONA will hold annual elections in the beginning of the meeting, then John Foreman with the Planning Department will be receiving input for the Dream San Marcos initiative. Questions or comments: [email protected].

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.

September 10, 9AM-4PM: Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
Hays County Extension Office, 1253 Civic Center Loop (east side of IH 35 and one mile north of the outlet mall) Admission: $30.00 (You must pay in advance. Registration is due to the Hays County Extension Office by September 8.) Sign up here:

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

October 15: KSMB Art & Eco Fest
This fun event on the square in downtown San Marcos will highlight local art, eco and food vendors as well as the Farmer’s Market and Dream San Marcos interactive booths. To end the day, the Texas Music Theater will hold a concert at their venue to continue the festivities. Stay tuned for details.

Contact Heather Powdrill ([email protected]) of KSMB to Adopt-a-Spot to beautify. Special thanks to two neighborhoods that have adopted Schulle Canyon Natural Area: Sierra Circle and Holland Hills!

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