19th Annual Basura Bash

The City of San Antonio is one of the proud sponsors of the 19th Annual Basura Bash River and Waterway Clean Up scheduled for Saturday, February 23.  The Bash is the largest one-day waterway clean-up in the State.

Each year, the Basura Bash Planning Organization hosts the event which continues to grow and relies upon volunteer participation from the community.  In 2012, the event drew over 2,000 volunteers who helped clean-up 15 waterways and eliminated 24 tons of trash from going further downstream.

We are excited to see strong support from local businesses and organizations as the event serves to increase awareness on the significance of keeping waterways clean through volunteerism, community education, and building partnerships.

Several City departments and Council Offices are supporting the event which is also aligned with SA2020’s Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Vision Area.

This year, event organizers hope to reach their goal of 3,000 volunteers who will assist in 15 clean-up areas including several in City parks and along the creekways including the Tobin Trailhead along the Salado Creek Greenway, MLK Park, Olmos Basin, and the Leon Creek Greenway where we expect approximately 300 volunteers for this 9.6 mile area.

I want to thank all of our departments who have assisted with coordinating logistics including the Parks and Recreation and Solid Waste Management Departments.

For anyone interested in volunteering as an individual or forming a team, please contact (210) 858 – 8520 or You may also visit the Basura Bash web site at www.basurabash.org

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