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Posted on: October 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Volunteers Pick up Thousands of Pounds of Trash at Cleanup

City officials have tallied the thousands of pounds of trash and recyclable material picked up during the Oct. 6 Fall River Cleanup—trash that will be kept out of the San Marcos River and its watershed.

More than 475 volunteers picked up an estimated 4,840 pounds of bagged trash, 620 pounds of bagged recyclable materials, 10 tires and numerous miscellaneous large items, including two couches.

Cleanup areas included San Marcos River from City Park to Stokes Park; Purgatory Creek; Willow Creek; Downtown and drainage ditches along Hopkins Street, Charles Austin Drive, and Hwy 123.

For information about cleanups and sponsorships, contact Community Enhancement Initiatives Manager Amy Kirwin at

About Keep San Marcos Beautiful

Keep San Marcos Beautiful (KSMB) is a city program dedicated to beautifying and improving the San Marcos community environment through programming and education in litter prevention, beautification, waste reduction and sustainability. 


About Habitat Conservation Plan

 The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is a federal plan that protects endangered and threatened species. The San Marcos River habitat and flows are protected through this plan with a portion of the HCP’s funding designated to implement several habitat enhancement measures in our river. 

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