Volunteer Events

volunteer events

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September Volunteer Opportunities: 


Adopt A Spot (6 work days a year)

                Contact Keep San Marcos Beautiful: keepSMTXbeautiful@sanmarcostx.gov 


EVERY Tuesday: Garden Maintenance Workdays

                Where: Discovery Center (430 Riverside Dr- across from Herbert’s Taco Hut)

                Time: 8am-11am

                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

                Contact: Eric Weeks (eweeks@sanmarcostx.gov


EVERY Wednesday: Downtown Clean Up

                Where: Meet at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (202 CM Allen at Hutchison)

                Time: 8:30am-11:30am

                Activity: landscaping, sticker removal, litter cleanup, painting, and beyond!

                Special instructions: only need 3-5 volunteers each time

                Contact: Jeremy Gonzales (jgonzales@sanmarcostx.gov)  


Saturday September 2: Hot Spot Litter Clean Up

               Where: Willow Springs Creek (320 Mariposa- Veterans Park)

               Time: 8:-10am

               Activity: Pick up litter in and along Willow Springs Park

               Special instructions: Bring a water bottle

               Contact: Amy Thomaides (athomaides@sanmarcostx.gov) day of cleanup: 512-618-0090 


Friday September 8: Friends of Trees

                Where: Dunbar Park (801 W MLK)

                Time: 9am-12pm

                Activity: Caring for the health of public trees by mulching, pruning, root collar excavation, and watering 

                Special Instructions: Bring water bottle and wear clothes appropriate for working outside

                Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044fa8a92ca6f49-friends1#/ 

                Contact: Kelly Eby (keby@sanmarcostx.gov


Saturday September 30: Purgatory Creek Natural Area Restoration  

                Where: Purgatory Creek  (corner of Dutton and S Stagecoach Trl) 

                Time: 7:30-9:30am

                Activity: removing ligustrum, cutting and spreading limbs, litter removal

                Special instructions: Bring a water bottle. Wear close-toed shoes

                Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084ba8ae2ca7fc1-habitat#/  

                Contact: Eric Weeks (eweeks@sanmarcostx.gov


Fall River Clean Up is October 7th. The sign-up for that will be out very soon. You’ll receive a separate email about signing up.  


Thank you for helping keep San Marcos beautiful and sustainable!

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