River Clean Up

Art Contest to Design 2022 River Clean Up T-shirt

19th Annual River Clean Up Announced!

The Upper Guadalupe River Authority has scheduled the 19th annual River Clean Up for Saturday, July 23, 2022. The headquarters for the Clean Up will be at Flat Rock Park in Kerrville. Directions to Flat Rock Park are below.

Volunteers will have the option of arriving at Flat Rock Park at 8:00 am for registration, instructions, and assignments, or you may register online by Friday, July 8th. If you choose to register online, you can come to UGRA and pick up your supplies Monday-Thursday before the event and then go directly to your assigned Clean Up location on the morning of July 23rd.

Link to Online Registration (before July 8th)

All volunteers should return to Flat Rock Park with their trash by 11:00 am for refreshments and the distribution of awards for the most unusual item and the biggest item. Additional garbage drop off locations will be at the Louise Hays Park, Guadalupe Park, and the Center Point Dam. All participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes and the first 300 registered volunteers will receive an official 19th Annual River Clean Up T-shirt. We will guarantee your requested t-shirt size if you register online before June 30, 2022. Additional t-shirts will be given away on a first come basis the morning of the clean up.

Even though the Clean Up is being staged at one location, we anticipate that volunteers will spread out to clean up locations throughout the Guadalupe River watershed in Kerr County including dry creek beds, bridges, and roadways.

What should you bring to the River Clean Up?

Although the River Clean Up is a lot of fun, it is also hard work and you should plan accordingly. Wear a hat and light weight clothing to protect you from the heat and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Wear leather work gloves. UGRA will have a limited quantity of work gloves available for volunteers to borrow, but please bring your own if you can. Wear clothing and shoes that are appropriate for getting wet and dirty. Also, protect yourself from the sun and bugs by applying sunscreen and insect repellent as needed. Bring your own chairs, picnic blankets, or popup tents for relaxing during the event wrap up and prize raffle.

Groups and individuals are invited to participate in the River Clean Up. The Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America has selected the River Clean Up to be a part of its “Good Turn for America ” program. The Good Turn for America Program is a national call to service by the Boy Scouts designed to improve young people, local communities and the nation.

Supplies to aid in the Clean Up are provided by many generous local sponsors.

If you have any questions, please contact...

Matt Wilkinson at (830) 896-5456, ext. 235 or mwilkinson@ugra.org

Directions to Flat Rock Park

Coming from San Antonio on I-10, take exit 508 (Hwy 16 Kerrville). At the end of the exit ramp, take a left onto Hwy 16 South. After 0.4 miles, turn left onto Loop 534 South and continue for 4.0 miles. Just past the intersection with Hwy 27 (Memorial Blvd.) take a left onto Riverside Drive. Continue on Riverside Drive for 0.3 miles and turn right into Flat Rock Park

Map to Flat Rock Park

2021 Survey

We would like to hear your thoughts on the River Clean Up so we can work to make the next event even better.  Please complete this short survey – it should take less than 5 minutes!  Your responses will be anonymous.

2021 River Clean Up Recap