Volunteer Events

volunteer events

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Adopt A Spot (6 work days a year)

EVERY Tuesday: Garden Maintenance Workdays

  • Where: Discovery Center (430 Riverside Dr- across from Herbert’s Taco Hut)
  • Time: 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • Activity: Learn about propagation; trail & demonstration bed maintenance, pond maintenance; tree care; composting; vegetable garden maintenance; bird watching maintenance
  • Special instructions: wear close-toed shoes; all tools and supplies are provided
  • Email Eric Weeks 

EVERY Wednesday: Downtown Clean Up

  • Where: Meet at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (202 CM Allen at Hutchison)
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Activity: landscaping, sticker removal, litter cleanup, painting, and beyond!
  • Special instructions: only need 3-5 volunteers each time
  • Email Jeremy Gonzales

Saturday, Feb 10: Litter Clean Up

  • Where: Purgatory Creek near CM Allen (Park on CM Allen by Children's Park, 205 S SM Allen)
  • Time: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 
  • Activity: Picking up litter in Purgatory Creek from S LBJ to Children's Park
  • Special Instructions: Bring your water and wear close-toed shoes.
  • Email Amy Thomaides

Saturday, Feb 24: Purgatory Creek Invasive Removal

Saturday, March 2nd: Great Texas River Clean Up

  • Where: Multiple streams and green spaces around San Marcos
  • Sign-ups are open until Feb 29.

Thank you for helping keep San Marcos beautiful and sustainable!

39th annual Great Texas River Cleanup

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