San Antonio River Preservation

Wednesday, March 9th from 10:00am to Friday, May 6th, 2022 2:00pm (CT)
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Concerned about litter and other pollutants in creeks and rivers within the San Antonio River Basin? Want to learn more and take action? By joining, you can get involved with the San Antonio River Authority's cleanup efforts while accruing volunteer hours through GivePulse! Instructions are below. Contact the Administrator, John Hooker (Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at UIW) with any questions.

  1. (Optional.) Volunteer as a San Antonio River Warrior: https://www.sariverauthority.org/volunteer/river-warriors . This group has an amazing set of volunteer opportunities on their own, and joining will keep you updated on what is going on!
  2. Accrue volunteer hours by taking part in SARA's Litterati Challenge. Download the Litterati smartphone app: https://litterati.org/ (scroll down to the bottom). You'll need to register for Litterati, and include your Username in your reflection so your contributions can be verified.
  3. On Litterati, join SARA's Litterati Challenge using the keyword SARIVER
  4. If you don't do any other volunteering with SARA, you can now spend time walking around town (anywhere within 100 miles of San Antonio), picking up, documenting, and disposing of litter that you find. You don't need to go into the river, and indeed that is generally against the law. Just pick up litter in the river's watershed, which is the area all around San Antonio!
  5. Report the hours you spend and submit a reflection on GivePulse. It is expected that you should be able to find on the order of 10 pieces of litter or more per hour.
  6. Add your impact on GivePulse, including a quick reflection. Contributions of the amount of Litter documented and recovered will be confirmed through Litterati. Have fun!
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Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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