For this years’ event, which ran throughout the month of October, participants chose their own cleanup locations and helped to collect as much litter as possible within our local watersheds.
“We believe this years’ Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup event was a huge success in helping to minimize the amount of litter that is found within our local watersheds and waterways,” said New Braunfels Watershed Coordinator Phillip Quast. “There was an extraordinary level of participation in the event from individuals, families, and civic organizations, all who helped to preserve and protect our local rivers and creeks.”
Here are the results from the 2020 Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup Challenge:
- Total number of participants: 240
- Total estimated weight of litter collected: 2,400 lbs
- Total estimated weight of recyclables collected: 260 lbs
- Winner of the Council District Challenge: District 3
- 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
All participants who participated in this years’ Dos Rios Watershed Cleanup event and who reported their cleanup efforts through the Dos Rios Reporting Form are eligible for a gift provided by the City. The City will be reaching out to participants prior to the end of the year to claim their prize. A very special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s event, including Cemex, CoPilot Creative Co., HEB, Home Depot, and Lowe’s.
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. Those who are interested in helping to keep the city’s creeks and rivers clean through the year can also participate in the City’s Adopt-A-Spot River Cleanup Program. For more information, please visit http://www.nbtexas.org/adoptaspot.