NACOGDOCHES, Texas — In recognition of United Nations World Water Day, Stephen F. Austin State University, the City of Nacogdoches, Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful and Resilient Nacogdoches invite the community to participate Saturday, March 21, in cleaning up litter in and along Lanana Creek.

“We are extremely fortunate for the water resources available to us in East Texas, and it is important that we are good stewards of this precious resource,” said Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator with SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

The event, lasting from 9 a.m. to noon, also will include family-friendly activities and educational information related to hydrology. Supplies such as gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Participants are encouraged to help make the stream cleanup a litter-free event by bringing a reusable water bottle.

Refreshments will be provided prior to and following the cleanup.

"Our community prides itself on its beauty, and it is important for us to support and recognize all of the groups that help maintain this beauty throughout the year," said Brian Bray, director of community services for the City of Nacogdoches. "We are thankful this event not only fills a need but also helps to bring all of these wonderful organizations together."

Because the cleanup will take place in and alongside the creek, participants are advised to dress accordingly and wear proper footwear, such as rubber boots or secure water shoes.      

Event sign in begins at 9 a.m. at the Pecan Park Pavilion located at 826 Starr Ave. Participants are asked to RSVP online at Participants under the age of 18 require adult supervision.  

For more information, contact Fuller at (936) 468-1185 or