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Join the Basura Bash Clean-Up Project - Feb 17


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Welcome Basura Bashers! Basura Bash is a one-day, all-volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed. For the past 23 years volunteers have cleaned area waterways. Join us for the 24th Annual Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup.    


The 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, which risks lives and damages property. 


  • Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Registration:  8 a.m. (check with your clean-up leader for your site). Director of Sustainability Keith Muhlestein, PhD, will lead our Maverick Creek efforts this year.
  • Waterways Clean-up:  8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Maverick Creek on UTSA’s Main campus

For UTSA Maverick Creek location, sign up here: Questions? Contact UTSA Director of Sustainability Keith Muhlestein at or call (210) 458-6430. See Dr. Muhlestein being interviewed at one of his 22 clean up projects.

Want to volunteer closer to home? Visit the Basura Bash website.

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 17.
Let’s keep it safe!  Download the Safety Awareness Memo (to come) which will include a list of potential hazards, recommended protective gear and equipment, and tips to ensure safe cleanup event.

Wear long pants, gloves, shirt sleeves, sturdy, closed shoes, and sunscreen. Trash bags are provided.

Want to volunteer closer to your home? Check out other Basura Bash Cleanup locations.

YOU THE VOLUNTEER make this effort a success! Invite and register your friends and family members who care about San Antonio's environment. Green Society at UTSA will be in force with you.

WHAT ELSE? Amplify your Recycling habits during Recyclemania...and then keep it up. Take the Recycling Pledge.

Print a flyer for your office and help spread the word.

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