SA300: Got SA pride and free time? Volunteers wanted for service day

Oct. 13 events to focus on citywide sustainability

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SAN ANTONIO – In its final volunteer event, San Antonio Tricentennial is looking to fill spots for citywide sustainability focused events on Oct. 13.

Registered volunteers, who will receive commemorative T-shirts, refreshments and be entered to win door prizes, are needed for projects on Oct. 13 that include:

  • A drainage channel graffiti abatement and beautification project between Marbach and Pinn roads.
  • The Mission San Juan Community Farm, showcasing historical crop choice and distributing harvested food.
  • Painting and beautification of SA Threads grounds.
  • Gardening, pulling weeds, planting, watering and learning about sustainable gardens through the University of Incarnate Word's Ettling Center for Civic Leadership.
  • Y Achievers Urban Community Garden work through planting, fertilizing beds, cleaning alleys and walkways and working in the aquaponics lab.
  • Planting and cleanup of the Woodlawn Lake Park's Centennial Garden.

The coming volunteer event is the fourth and final in the Serve 300 SA initiative. Other service projects focused on infrastructure improvement, a commemorative week and education support.

"Thousands of San Antonians have joined together throughout the year to donate more than 18,000 hours of community service, at an estimated economic impact of $444,000 to local initiatives and non-profits," Carlos Contreras, assistant city manager and executive director of the Tricentennial Commission, said.

Volunteers can register by clicking here.

Learn more about Tricentennial events, as well as service opportunities.

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