Thousands of nature-preserving volunteers will descend upon 17 sites across Houston and Galveston – including Terry Hershey Park – to clean up the region’s waterways, Saturday, March 23.
The 2013 Rivers, Lakes, Bays and Bayous Trash Bash® is Texas’ largest event designed to educate state residents about the importance of preserving water resources. Volunteers will work from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 at Terry Hershey Park, 15200 Memorial Drive, cleaning trash and debris from along Buffalo Bayou.
“It’s a great event, and a good opportunity to mobilize your family, neighbors, church and community to help keep The Energy Corridor’s beautiful Terry Hershey park cleaned up for wildlife, native habitat and recreational visitors,” explains Robert Rayburn, Landscape Architect for The Energy Corridor District.
Trash Bash has been highly effective at cleaning Houston-area waterways. Some 65,000 Trash Bash volunteers have collected more than 1,800 tons of trash during the 19 years of this half-day event. Nearly 200 miles of shoreline were cleaned during last year’s Trash Bash. Plus, about 7,200 pounds of trash were recycled.
Each Trash Bash site will provide volunteers with gloves, trash bags, t-shirts, lunch, door prizes and educational activities. A commemorative patch is available for scouts and patch collectors.
Participating in the half-day Trash Bash is easy. Last year, 3,000 of the volunteers were under the age of 18.
Sign up your family or group by clicking here to register for the Upper Buffalo Bayou (Terry Hershey Park) site. Then download your registration/liability forms and bring them to Terry Hershey Park, or fill out a form onsite. Registration and check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Groups of six or more are encouraged to contact their site coordinator for special instructions to ease registration.