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Posted on: September 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City Seeks Volunteers for Fourth Annual Fall River Cleanup

Photo of group of cleanup volunteers behind pile of collected trash at Willow Creek

The City of San Marcos is calling on volunteers to register for the Fourth Annual Fall River Cleanup, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 4.

“Due to the conditions created by COVID-19, we are changing up the Fall River Cleanup,” said Amy Kirwin, Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager. “There will no longer be a headquarters for check in and we are encouraging everyone to keep their teams to a maximum of 10 people, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.”

The cleanup, which spans from Sewell Park to Stokes Park, is divided into group action areas by watershed:

  • Purgatory Creek 1
  • Purgatory Creek 2
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Sessom Creek
  • Sink Creek
  • Willow Creek 
  • San Marcos River 1
  • San Marcos River 2
  • Blanco River Village

In an effort to assess the weight of the waste removed during the cleanup, Keep San Marcos Beautiful will have a staffed disposal area set up on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 401 E. Hopkins. Volunteers who are interested in participating in the trash weigh-in may deliver trash collected during the cleanup to the disposal area and will receive a Gumby’s Pizza voucher for their service.

Individuals and groups interested in volunteering can visit the watershed location map online and select one of the sectioned areas to begin the registration process.

The cleanup event is sponsored by the City of San Marcos, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, Habitat Conservation Plan, 72° Festival and Gumby’s Pizza.

For more information on registering for the cleanup or becoming a sponsor, contact Amy Kirwin at 512.393.8419 or

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