Pollution Reduction Initiatives in the Upper San Marcos River

Project Description

Installing trash booms/litter getters in areas of the watershed with high foot & vehicle traffic. Help fund Keep San Marcos Beautiful's Annual River Cleanups (March and October) and help outreach to expand the extent of the cleanup. Provide education material for our transient population to help capture litter at its source – making sure the material is from Keep Texas Beautiful’s resources to keep content consistent. Provide pet waste stations. Provide Watershed Roadway Signs to connect individuals with local watersheds and the importance of being mindful of these sensitive areas.

Conservation Area


NFCA Objectives

Project Hierarchy: Tier 1 - prioritize within next 1-3 years, and of immediate need. Think urgent, or 1st priority.
Estimated Cost Range: ~$1000 - $50,000
Project Submitted By: Alexander Neal
Suggested Contact: Jenna Walker: jjwalker@txstate.edu

Pollution reduction and prevention and educational outreach.

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University, City of San Marcos, Hays County, Keep San Macros Beautiful, Keep Texas Beautiful, San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance, San Marcos River Foundation, Habitat Conservation Plan (Edwards Aquifer Authority) Implementing Committee, Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, San Marcos Watershed Initiative Stakeholder Committee, Texas Department of Transportation.

Project Status

  • Suggested
  • Ongoing
  • Completed

Project Location

San Marcos, TX