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Don’t Trash Where You Splash: Float the River and Raise Funds for Charity

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Uvalde County is the perfect oasis of bliss where you can unwind among the picturesque views surrounding you. Now imagine floating down the river through one of the most beautiful stretches of the Texas Hill Country while helping to preserve that natural beauty. You’re invited to participate in the annual “Don’t Trash Where You Splash” river cleanup program. To date, the program has collected more than 5,000 pounds of trash and raised over $15,000 raised for charity.

Summer is just around the corner. What better time to visit the Hill Country and lend a hand in such a good cause? Help clean up and beautify one of our most treasured spots to relax. “Whether you’re a resident of Uvalde County looking to keep our community beautiful, a business looking for a different kind of team bonding activity, or a visitor that wants to make the most out of your stay, river cleanup is a way to give back and have a great time doing so,” said Annabell McNew, executive director of the Texas Hill Country River Region (THCRR).

It’s never too early to start making plans for summer. Take a trip to the quaint and secluded river region of Uvalde County, as shown in the YouTube video above, and bask in all its glory while aiding in the great cause of keeping our rivers clean. “Cleanup events like ‘Don’t Trash Where You Splash’ are one of the best programs to get involved in,” said Melody Alcazar, program manager of Keep Texas Beautiful, “because not only are they vital to the health of our environment, but they also build community in the process.”

Volunteers are offered discounted lodging in the area, according to the press release from Visit Uvalde County, and get the opportunity to take advantage of the amazing hiking, dining, hunting, shopping in the Texas Hill Country River Region.

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