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Join the Basura Bash Clean-Up Project - Feb 18

BBash, February 18, 2017

Welcome Basura Bashers! Basura Bash is a one-day, all-volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed. For the past 22 years volunteers clean area waterways, and we invite you to join us for the 23rd Annual Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup.    

The website provides additional information about the various waterways that will be cleaned on February 18. You can find out everything you need to know about this year's event on the Event tabThe event is 100% powered by volunteers. Let’s all clean it like we mean it!

Here's what you need to know to help pitch in with the Basura Bash Annual Waterways Clean-up Event:

Volunteers will collect trash from the banks of San Antonio area waterways. Items include recyclables, tires, metals, appliances, home items, and more.   

Trash is carried to our rivers and creeks by storm drainage, run-off, and careless human beings. This causes flooding, risking lives and damaging property. 


  • Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • Registration:  8 a.m. (check with your clean-up leader for your site)
  • Waterways Clean-up:  8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

UTSA volunteers are participating at:

1) Hill Country Trail/Leon Creek Greenway Zone 3
Area extends from Hill Country Trailhead behind Hill Country apartments at UTSA Blvd/Valero Blvd down the Leon Creek Greenway to Hausman bridge
This location is so popular, they're not accepting new volunteers.

2) Maverick Creek on UTSA’s Main campus
Sign up here:

Check out other Basura Bash Cleanup locations.

And find out more about the event at

When registering, volunteers should choose the waterway area they wish to clean. Wear long pants, gloves, shirt sleeves and sturdy, closed shoes. Trash bags are provided. more information about registration for Basura Bash, email  or call (210) 858-8520.

For the Leon Creek Zone 3 location, contact Karen Engates at  

For the Maverick Creek location, contact Keith Muhlstein at

ALL GROUPS must complete a Group Liability Release Form, sign and bring it to the event.
Individuals must also complete an Individual Safety/Liability Release Form and turn it in at check in on Feb 18. 
Let’s keep it safe!  Download the Safety Awareness Memo which includes a list of potential hazards, recommended protective gear and equipment, and tips to ensure safe cleanup event.

YOU THE VOLUNTEER make this effort a success!