Volunteers are needed for the 5th annual Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Event scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd.
This year’s event will be a return to the original single-day cleanup format from previous years, while still being mindful of public health. Registration for the event will be held the morning of the event from 8:30am to 10:00am at the Headwaters at the Comal, located at 333 East Klingemann Street. Participants will be asked to sign in, select their cleanup site, and grab their cleanup supplies, breakfast, and participation gift before heading out. Cleanup locations can include city parks, greenspaces, roadside areas, or other areas throughout New Braunfels. Most cleanup locations will have designated dumpsters or areas for the placement of collected trash. City staff will then collect the bags of litter that have been gathered and ensure that they are disposed of properly.
“This is a great time to get out in the community and help protect our local rivers and waterways,” said New Braunfels Watershed Program Manager Mark Enders. “Not only do we encourage everyone to keep public health in mind, but we also want volunteers to dress appropriately for the weather, since they will be outside collecting litter from riverbanks, roadsides, and drainage areas. Long pants, hats, sunscreen, and closed-toe shoes are highly recommended.”
This year’s event is being coordinated by the City of New Braunfels and the Headwaters at the Comal and is sponsored in part by Cemex, Co-Pilot Creative, Texas Tubes, Schlitterbahn, HEB, Chick-fil-A, Corner Tubes, Leapfrog Productions, and Frost Bank.
“This is a fun opportunity to get out of the house, bond with your family and friends, and help keep our rivers and waterways clean and clear of trash. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone needing community service hours,” said River Operations Manager Amy Niles. “It’s important that we care for our natural resources, and we encourage the community to come out and work together to help protect and preserve our local waterways.”
Since 2017, approximately 690 volunteers have helped to collect over 6,400 pounds of litter in and around our local rivers and creeks as part of the Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup events.
For additional information call 830-221-4020 or visit http://www.nbtexas.org/dosrioscleanup.