Texas State WaterAid

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    Texas State WaterAid Haley Brown

Texas State WaterAid Chapter was recognized for Stewardship. They adopted Wilderness Park and they cleaned the park four times in the past year, qualifying it for recognition.

“We have more than just Texas State WaterAid. We’ve got multiple Texas State organizations that have adopted areas. They help maintain the integrity of the community and beautification and cleanliness. It’s not just for the residences here, it also helps with the development and the community pride.”
– Amy Kirwin

The Keep San Marcos Beautiful Adopt-a-Spot program allows people and organizations to adopt a spot, park, a section of the river, or a section of a street.

“The process to adopt a spot is that they need to contact me and there’s an application that needs to be filled out. We both agree on an area that will be adopted. There’s a minimum of four clean ups a year. Everybody that’s going to clean will have to fill out a waiver. Tell me a week or two ahead of time that they’re going to clean your area. There needs to be a sign in sheet and a wrap up report. Then you’ll come up to my office and pick up a clean up kit,” says Kirwin.

If you don’t think that you’re able to commit to a clean up four times a year, you can do a one day clean up to help keep this community beautiful.

“We have adopt a spots and graffiti clean up that’s also a part of “Keep San Marcos Beautiful”. We also do if anyone doesn’t want to adopt a spot, they can do a one day clean up. It’s kind of like this clearinghouse of where people can do a one day event if they want to do a community clean up but don’t want to adopt a spot,” explained Kirwin.

The Texas State WaterAid hopes to help this community grow by making it a more beautiful place to live. If you have any questions on how to get involved, contact Amy Kirwin at

Haley Brown, KTSW News

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