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Adopt-a-Spot members recognized for beautification efforts

STAFF REPORTS

The San Marcos Parks Advisory Board recognized the community service efforts by the Keep San Marcos Beautiful Adopt-a-Spot groups and participants at its Dec. 14 board meeting.

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Since the program began in September 2009, the Adopt-a-Spot program has attracted 21 groups that have adopted 20 public areas totaling 437 acres. These groups have also provided more than 600 volunteers who have participated in 42 cleanups around the San Marcos area.

During their beautification efforts, the groups jointly collected 671 pounds of recyclable material and 1,273 pounds of solid waste. Their volunteers have also helped build trails through out greenspace developments, as well as keeping the Veterans Memorial in a clean condition. In addition to this work, they have also conducted other small beautification projects throughout local park areas.

“The Adopt-a-Spot volunteers not only participate in this program,” said Heather Powdrill, the coordinator of Keep San Marcos Beautiful. “Many volunteers also help out at the San Marcos River cleanups, Bobcat Build and at the San Marcos Nature Center. San Marcos is fortunate to have so many environmentally conscious groups and businesses who dedicate much of their free time to help provide a better quality of life for the citizens and visitors of our community.”

The groups being recognized at the board meeting were Chi Beta Delta (Children’s Park), Gamma Theta Upsilon (San Marcos Plaza Park), Texas State G-Force (Crooks Park), Central Texas Fly Fishers (Stokes Park), Sigma Lambda Beta (Veterans Memorial), Social Awareness Documentaries Film Club (Rio Vista Park), Bobcat Botany Club (Veramendi Plaza), San Marcos Baptist Academy (Memorial Park), The Hub (Purgatory Creek Greenspace), KAD of CM Allen Homes (Conway Park), Sign Arts Brigade (Ramon Lucio Park), AMISRAEL (Veterans Memorial), Planet K (City Hall Grounds), San Marcos Noon Lion’s Club (City Park), Omega Delta Phi (Ringtail Ridge), Alpha Lambda Delta (Alameda Park), Texas State AFROTC (Blanco Shoals), Silver Wings (Veterans Park), GreenTex Recycling (Dunbar Park), Phi Sigma Pi (Activity Center and Library Grounds), and Net Impact of Texas State (Grant Harris Jr. Building Grounds).

Adopt-a-Spot’s primary goal is to eliminate litter and to beautify the city. Organizations and businesses interested in adopting a spot, may contact Powdrill at 512-393-8420 or hpowdrill@sanmarcostx.gov. Visit www.sanmarcostx.gov for more information.