Join the Texas Conservation Fund Saturday, March 24 at 9 a.m. for its 25th annual trash bash at 14 locations in the Galveston Bay Watershed, including Precinct 4’s Collins Park!
Collins Park volunteers will clean 6.5 miles of waterways, including Cypress Creek, Dry Gulley, Pillot Gully, Spring Gully, and adjacent areas. This will include Kickerillo-Mischer Nature Preserve, Cypress Creek Greenway, Meyer Park, Cypress Creek, YMCA, and Collins Park.
“It’s a great opportunity for residents, students, and businesses to get hands-on experience about the effects of littering and learn about simple ways to reduce water pollution at home through interactive educational exhibits,” said Lori Traweek, president of the Texas Conservation Fund.
Parking is located near the pavilion at Collins Park and behind Barbara Bush Library. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the pavilion. Cleanup is between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by a free lunch for volunteers.
Trash Bash is the largest single-day waterway cleanup in Texas. In 2017, more than 3000 volunteers collected 52 tons of trash, 1.5 tons for recycling, and 574 tires, while cleaning 150 miles of shoreline. Nearly 1 of every 5 volunteers was a Trash Bash participant, cleaning 28 percent of the total waterway miles, and collecting one quarter of all the trash.
The cleanup promotes environmental stewardship of the watershed through public education by utilizing hands-on educational tools and developing partnerships between environmental, governmental and private organizations.
For more information, visit www.TrashBash.org, call 281-486-9500, or email WaterResources@h-gac.com.