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

The Loop


May Events for Your Calendar

5/11 Last Day to Support Your Local Greenbelt
Read more here.

5/14 Birding Hike at Ringtail Ridge, 9-11 a.m.

While many of the migratory birds have already passed through Central Texas, this month’s hike is in observance of International Birding Migration Day. Bonnie Tull, this year’s birding hike leader, said, “I consider myself a backyard birder primarily with some 20 years of birding as a hobby. I can help identify most birds by sight and some by sound, and I can talk about their habits.” Bring your binoculars and wear long pants, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Hats and camera recommended.
5/28 Hike at Purgatory Creek Natural Area, 9-11 a.m. NEW TIME 8-10 am

Todd Derkacz will lead hikers from one end of Purgatory Creek Natural Area to the other, a total of 5-6 miles. Meet at the Hunter Road entrance and we’ll leave some cars there and rideshare to the upper Purgatory entrance near WonderWorld and Craddock, where the hike will begin. (Those who left cars at the Hunter Rd. entrance will return drivers to the upper entrance.) As always, wear long pants, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Hats and camera recommended.
Please check back to confirm dates and times prior to each hike.

Trailbuilding Every Thursday, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Location TBA. Email us at [email protected] or follow SMGreenbelt Follow us on Twitter on Twitter to receive location, directions, and last-minute weather cancellations. Gloves, hard shoes, eye wear required. Water bottle, long pants, hat recommended. We supply tools and bug repellent. 

Community Events

TOWN Hikes: The Texas Outdoors Woman Network leads hikes every 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays at 5:30pm in one of the many greenspaces around town. Email Judy at [email protected] to be added to the weekly hiking email list.

KSMB Movie in Your Park Eco-Night: Bring your friends, family, lawn chairs, and blankets to San Marcos Plaza Park and enjoy Disney’s blockbuster hit Toy Story 3 at the 3rd Annual Movie in Your Park Eco-Night hosted by Keep San Marcos Beautiful, the city’s public awareness campaign to improve the overall beauty and image of the community.  KSMB focuses on litter prevention, waste reduction and beautification. Starting at 6:30 PM, the KSMB kick-off event will feature an Eco-Showcase of local organizations, businesses and programs that promote earth-friendly ways to live in San Marcos. For more information contact Heather Powdrill at 512.393.8420 or by email at [email protected].

5/17 Edwards Aquifer RIP Stakeholders: RIP meetings are always open to the public. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SM Activity Center. Email [email protected] for more information.

5/17 CIP Openhouse: Read more here.

5/21 Texas Invasives Class: Same class described here repeated in New Braunfels. More info at 

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