THE 23rd ANNUAL GREAT TEXAS RIVER CLEAN-UP

Saturday, March 1, 2007

On Saturday, March 1, folks from all over Texas will be participating in the
world's longest river clean up.  We will be picking up trash along the
entire length of the San Marcos River (approximately 90 miles).

BANK CREWS
Everyone is urged to help. If you are unable to participate on the water, we
need volunteers to work the banks of the river, especially at parks and
highway crossings. Scuba divers and snorkelers are also urged to
participate.

RECREATIONAL PADDLERS
We are asking recreational paddlers and canoe clubs to accept the challenge
and volunteer for a section of river. If your group or club has not already
been assigned a section, be sure to contact Tom Goynes and tell him what
stretch you would like.  The upper sections of the San Marcos River,
particularly just downstream of the City of San Marcos, will require the
most attention, and the short mileages set for these sections reflect this.
Furthermore, the river becomes less accessible and more hazardous as one
goes downstream. For that reason, novice boaters should volunteer for either
section 1 or 2 and more experienced boaters for the other sections.

CANOE RACING ENTHUSIASTS
The lower river, from Luling to Gonzales, has several long sections with few
bridge crossings and for that reason, we are asking canoe racers (especially
teams that have competed in the Texas Water Safari) to volunteer for
sections 9 - 11.

CAMPOUT AND GET-TO-GETHER
Everyone participating in this event is invited to camp free at either Shady
Grove Campground/Spencer Canoes http://spencercanoes.net/ or at Pecan Park
Retreat www.pecanparkretreat.com for the weekend. Starting at 6 p.m. on
Saturday evening
there will be a meal provided by the San Marcos River
Foundation at Shady Grove Campground/Spencer Canoes.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
On Sunday morning at 8 a.m., there will be a non-denominational Christian
worship service at Pecan Park Retreat.

TRPA ANNUAL MEETING
On Sunday morning at 10 a.m. the Texas Rivers Protection Association will
hold its annual meeting and biennial election (which occurs every two years)
at Pecan Park Retreat.  Everyone is invited to attend this meeting.   Coffee
and left over desserts from the cleanup will be served and lunch will be
available afterwards.

MEETING TIMES AND SHUTTLES
A group meeting will be held for everyone working sections 3 through 7 at
9:00 a.m. Saturday morning at Spencer Canoes. Groups working sections 8 - 11
will arrange their shuttles as early as possible Saturday morning and try to
put in the river by 9:00 a.m. Persons working sections 1 and 2 will meet at
City Park in San Marcos at 10:00 a.m.

Tom Goynes (coordinator) 512-392-6171
e-mail: mailto:goynes@centurytel.net

RIVER SECTION LISTINGS
1    San Marcos City Park to Thompson's Island (2 miles)
2    Thompson's Island to Pecan Park Retreat (3.5 miles)
3    Pecan Park Retreat to Spencer Canoes (6 mi.)
4    Spencer Canoes to Staples - Hwy 1977 (5 miles)
5    Staples to Fentress - Hwy 20 (9 miles)
6    Fentress to Stairtown (7miles)
7    Stairtown to Luling - Hwy 90 (6.5miles)
8    Hwy 90 to Luling City Park (6 mi.)
9    Luling City Park to Palmetto State Park (14.4 mi.)
10  Palmetto State Park to Gonzales Hwy 90A (14.8 miles)
11  Gonzales 90A to Gonzales 183 (10 mi.)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
To get to Pecan Park Campground: coming from Interstate 35 in San
Marcos, get on Highway 80 and head toward Luling for 1.8 miles. Take a
right on county road 101. Take an immediate left onto county road 102.
Go 1/2 mile on 102 and take a right on Pecan Park road. Keep going
straight (past TG Canoe Livery) and the road will end at the Pecan Park
Retreat Office. For more info call Tom Goynes at 512-392-6171 or visit
our website at http://www.pecanparkretreat.com

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