Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Spring River Cleanup

March 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 32nd Annual Great Texas River Cleanup. Because of the hazards, remoteness, and distance between access points, the lower river has always been cleaned by canoe racing enthusiasts. Be honest about your abilities when deciding whether or not this is the right section for you. Volunteers are needed up river as well.

There are four options this year.

1: Staples to Fentress – 10 miles (one log jam)
2: Fentress to Luling 90 – 13 miles
3: Zedler Dam to Palmetto – 14 miles
4: Chainsaws are needed at both SMRR and Shady Grove. Contact them directly if you would like to do this instead of cleaning the river.

Free camping is available for volunteers on Friday and Saturday nights at San Marcos River Retreat or Shady Grove Campground. Let them know you are volunteering for the river cleanup when you call to reserve your site.

San Marcos River Retreat
Address: 444 Pecan Park Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone:(512) 392-6171

Spencer Canoes & Shady Grove Campground
Address: 9515 Farm to Market Road 1979, Martindale, TX 78655
Phone:(512) 357-6113

Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening there will be a meal provided at Shady Grove/Spencer Canoes, by the San Marcos River Foundation. Sign up for their weekly newsletter here http://sanmarcosriver.org/our-river/


Trash bags will be provided by SMRF. Other than that, plan on being self sufficient. Food, drink, shuttling boats, etc. is up to you. Suggested gear includes gloves, saw, small shovel, rope, poison ivy prevention.


Contact Mike Dey with any questions.


March 4
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Mike Dey


Luling 90 gravel bar