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Posted on: February 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 37th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up

Volunteers Needed for 37th annual Great Texas River Cleanup

The City of San Marcos, Texas State University, and the City of Kyle is calling on volunteers to register for the 37th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up on March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Started by the Texas River Protection Association to clean the entire 90 miles of the San Marcos River, the event includes creeks and tributaries that flow into the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers.

Those who would like to participate in the upper San Marcos portion of the annual clean up (Sewell Park to Stokes Park) should visit and select one of the available watershed locations or contact Keep San Marcos Beautiful at 512.393.84 or

To participate in the lower San Marcos River portion (Stokes Park to the Guadalupe River), contact Tom Goynes at 512.787.5574 for more information.

Watershed location and headquarters:

  • Purgatory Creek 1- Gravel St and Mitchell St.
  • Purgatory Creek 2- 1808 Hunter Rd
  • Cottonwood Creek- Far N.W. Corner of Premium outlets behind Zegna Outlet
  • Sessom Creek- 151-2 E. Sessom Dr.
  • Sink Creek- 1600 N. LBJ Dr.
  • Willow Creek – 320 Mariposa St.
  • San Marcos River 1- 170 Charles Austin Dr.
  • San Marcos River 2- 520 N I-35 Frontage Rd
  • Plum Creek- 628 Abundance Lane
  • Blanco River Village- Morning Shadow and Newberry Trl
  • Five Mile Dam- 4440 S Old Stagecoach Rd
  • Blanco River and Hwy 80: Bobcat Golf Range

On cleanup day, volunteers will check-in at the watershed headquarters at 8:30 a.m., sign in, meet up with their team leaders and receive supplies and instructions. Each volunteer will be provided with a breakfast taco and pizza for lunch. Shirts are on a first-come-first-served basis.

The event could not happen without wonderful donors: Carson Properties, Clean Earth Systems, Edwards Aquifer Authority, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Greater San Marcos Partnership, H.E.B./Central Market, Honda-San Marcos/David Cook, Jacob’s/CH2M, Keep Texas Beautiful, Print My Biz, RDO Equipment, San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, San Marcos Lions Club, and Sur Powr Battery.

The cleanup event is sponsored by the Texas River Protection Association, City of San Marcos, Keep San Marcos Beautiful, Habitat Conservation Plan, Texas State University, and the City of Kyle.

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