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File #: 19-141    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 2/12/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/25/2019 Final action:
Title: Presentation on the City's Adopt-A-Spot River Clean-Up Program and acknowledgement of program participants

Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Mark Enders, Watershed Program Mannger; and Amy Niles, River Operations Manager

Contact Info

(830) 221-4020 - menders@nbtexas.org

 

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SUBJECT:

Title

Presentation on the City’s Adopt-A-Spot River Clean-Up Program and acknowledgement of program participants

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

In 2018 the City launched the Adopt-A-Spot River Clean-Up Program that provides an opportunity for residents, organizations and local businesses to adopt a location along a creek, river or other drainageway to keep free of litter by performing routine volunteer litter clean-ups. The City provides clean-up supplies such as trash bags, trash grabbers and gloves to participating entities. The program guidelines require participants to hold three clean-up events per year within their adopted location in addition to participating in the annual Dos Rios Watershed Clean-Up event. Participants are asked to submit online clean-up reports containing photos and volume of litter collected. The program currently has approximately 15 organizations enrolled, three of which completed the required program goals (3 clean-ups plus attendance at Dos Rios Clean-Up). These organizations include Trihydro Corporation, Rockin R River Rides and River City Advocacy & Counseling Center.

 

ADDRESSES A NEED/ISSUE IN A CITY PLAN OR COUNCIL PRIORITY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None. To date, all clean-up supplies have been supported by surplus funds provided by sponsors of the Dos Rios Watershed Clean-Up event.

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

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