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Public Involvement

Public involvement is an integral component of providing stormwater awareness education to the campus community. Getting involved in your community through litter pickup events, storm drain marking opportunities, or other activities is a great way to engage with other students and work toward a common goal. For a list of current and upcoming public participation events, please submit a Request for Information.

The Annual Great Texas River Cleanup occurs on the first Saturday in March of each year. Everyone, from students to residents, is encouraged to sign up as a volunteer to help beautify our city! Volunteers will work within different watersheds throughout the area to pick up trash and recyclables to prevent them from harming our water bodies and native species. 

Bobcat Build is an annual service event hosted by Texas State University in which students volunteer their time to complete various service projects throughout the community, such as landscaping, painting, or clean-ups at residents’ homes, local schools, parks, churches, and neighborhoods. The Stormwater Management Program has used Bobcat Build volunteers to install storm drain markers across the TXST campus. These markers serve as a reminder that all storm drains flow to nearby waterbodies, such as the San Marcos River. While installing inlets, students are also encouraged to pick up litter! 

Annual Fall River Clean Up

Much like the Annual Great Texas River Clean Up, the Fall River Clean Up is an event where the City of San Marcos and the TXST community team up to remove litter from around the city. The Fall River Clean Up is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday of October.