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San Antonio Basura Bash (Cleaning the River)

San Antonio Basura Bash (Cleaning the River)

Location                                : San Antonio, Texas, United States

Contact Information        : I- Believe

Budget                               : $ 500

UN SDG                                  : Sustainable Cities & Communities, Climate Action, Life Under Water

Year Started                        : 6/1/2012

Problem

Basura Bash is a one day, all volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed. For the past 22 years (as of 2017) volunteers has helped clean area waterways. This event is organized by the San Antonio River Foundation. Local businesses and volunteers actively participate in this event every year to clean the San Antonio River.

Solution

. In 2017, about 3,000 volunteers pitched in to clean 21 tributaries across San Antonio and collected 32.8 tons of trash, 1.14 tons of metal (recycled), 84 tires (recycled)and 2,504 lbs of electronics (recycled).I-believe partnered with GBRI employees in the past (2011 and 2012) to join this clean-up effort. We couldn’t participate in 2017 but look forward to do so in 2018.

Current Status

GBRI and I-Believe hopes to organize a bigger group for future Basura Bash events.

How to get involved?

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June 08, 2017 by wpdev 0 comments

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