NACOGDOCHES, Texas — In recognition of the United Nations World Water Day, Stephen F. Austin State University, the City of Nacogdoches and Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful invite the surrounding community to participate in a litter cleanup of Lanana Creek and Lake Nacogdoches’ Eastside Park from 10 a.m. to noon March 19.
“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 supply,” said Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator with SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.
Supplies such as gloves and garbage bags will be provided to volunteers. Participants also are encouraged to help make the stream cleanup litter-free by bringing a reusable water bottle to refill during the event.
"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, community services director for the City of Nacogdoches.
Because the cleanup will take place in and alongside bodies of water, participants are advised to dress accordingly and wear proper footwear, such as rubber boots or secure water shoes.
Event sign in at both locations begins at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers for the Lanana Creek portion will meet at the Pecan Park Pavilion, located at 826 Starr Ave., while volunteers at Lake Nacogdoches will meet at the Eastside Park, located at 127925 FM 225 in Nacogdoches.
Participants are asked to RSVP online at bit.ly/35lBV1Z. Participants under the age of 18 require adult supervision.
In the weeks leading up to the event, community members are encouraged to visit the Facebook pages of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful for educational resources regarding water.
For more information, contact Fuller at (936) 468-1185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.