The rivers and lakes of our great state provide recreation, drinking water, agricultural irrigation and beauty. Unfortunately, many Texas waterways are polluted. Everything from cigarette butts to plastic bags and old tires contributes to substandard water quality and affects the beauty and appeal of Blanco’s waterways.
There are some positive things you can do during the drought. If you live along the Little Blanco River, take the opportunity to clean up the river bed while it is dry. If your property is fortunate enough to have a creek running through it, go down in that creek bed and gather any trash that has washed down. Those of you who are lucky enough to own property along the Blanco River, walk your banks with a trash sack or invite an organization to help you pick up your river sides. Youth groups are great helpers.
Trash collected can be brought to the city yard on Blanco’s Trash Off day, April 4. Last year one thoughtful citizen carried in a trailer full of tires removed from the Little Blanco River! Do your part to preserve the beauty and usefulness of the Texas waterways.
If you would like to help with the River Clean-Up on April 4th, contact Pam Capps at 833-2000 or 512-626-9897.