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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Volunteers Needed for Great Texas River Clean Up

NF- Volunteers Needed

The City of San Marcos and Texas State University are calling on volunteers to register for the Fifth Annual Fall River Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Just like this past spring, due to continued COVID-19 conditions we have changed the usually cleanup event.  

“We’re encouraging everyone to keep their teams to a maximum of 10 people, wear a mask, and practice social distancing,” said Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager Amy Thomaides.

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

Keep San Marcos Beautiful will set up a staffed disposal area at the City Park Rec Hall, 170 Charles Austin Drive between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day of the event to track the amount of trash collected. Volunteers interested in participating in the weigh-in may deliver trash collected during the event to the site and receive a gift for their service.

Anyone interested in participating in the upper San Marcos River portion of the clean-up should select an available location from the watershed map. Contact Keep San Marcos Beautiful at 512.393.8419 or for additional questions.  

For more information about the event, follow the Annual Great Texas River Clean Up Facebook page. For media inquiries, contact


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