On Feb. 26, the San Antonio Post once again supported the Basura Bash, an annual cleanup of the San Antonio River. More than 2,000 volunteers participated in the overall cleanup effort this year, with the Post providing a number of volunteers in addition to a $1,000 event sponsorship. The Mission-Reach River construction project prohibited efforts from being centralized at San Antonio’s Mission Park as in years past, so Post volunteers were dispersed among the many sub-centers of activity across the city.Post Members assisted at the San Antonio River headwaters location at the University of Incarnate Word. Post volunteers helped with registration of more than 230 volunteers at this location and also assisted with serving lunch for all of the volunteers, and Post sustaining member CH2M HILL provided volunteers for a cleanup team.
Other Post members provided registration, logistics and in-brief support for more than 200 volunteers at the Salado Creek Walkers Ranch location in northwest San Antonio. Post volunteers also served lunch and assisted with loading and unloading trash from trucks. Amy Shirlberg, a San Antonio Post Young Member, led approximately 50 people on the cleanup of one of the Salado Creek reaches and sustaining member TEAM IE provided 25 volunteers to support the creek cleanup effort.Post Members also lent a helping hand to cleanup crews at the Salado Creek Airport, Salado Creek Commanche Park and Tobin Park locations.