5th Annual 2021 Dos Rios Watershed Clean-up Challenge
We are making plans for the 2021 Dos Rios Watershed Clean-up Challenge. Watch this space for details!
For 2021, the Dos Rios Watershed Clean-up is going to be held in the same format as the 2020 clean-up. The City of New Braunfels will be hosting a month-long watershed clean-up challenge where participants can choose their own clean-up locations and attempt to collect as much trash as they can pick up in a month. We hope this can be a fun way to get out of the house, bond with your family and friends, and help keep our rivers clean and clear of trash.
We will be updating this website soon with more details about participation and potential clean-up locations. Help us keep our beautiful waterways clean!
Here are the results from the 2020 Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge:
1st place for Individual or Small Group Collecting the Most Litter: The Guadfathers
2nd place for Individual or Small Group Collecting the Most Litter: Whitney Linder
Civic Group Collecting the Most Litter: The New Braunfels Jaycees
Best Cleanup Photo Submitted: Clever Mess Crew
Winner of the Council District Challenge: District 3
Total number of participants: 240
Total estimated weight of litter collected: 2,400 lbs.!
Total estimated weight of recyclables collected: 260 lbs.
Thanks to all those who participated in the 2020 Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup event. Since 2017, approximately 690 volunteers have helped collect over 6,400 pounds of litter in and around our local rivers and creeks as part of the Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup event.
Missed out on the 2020 Dos Rios Watershed Challenge Hats? We have plenty left to go around. Send an email to Phillip Quast to set up a drop-off to your front door or pick-up at city hall.
Interested in continuing to keep the rivers and watersheds healthy? As a way to further our efforts to preserve the integrity of our watersheds, the City of New Braunfels has implemented an Adopt-A-Spot Clean-Up program to raise public awareness and educate citizens about the importance of keeping our water resources clean and to generate community involvement in activities that promote a healthy riparian ecosystem. Details are available at www.nbtexas.org/adoptaspot.