Update 3/13/20: Due to the ongoing public health response, the organizers of this event have made the decision to cancel TrashBash 2020.
Please join SPE-GCS Young Professionals in their support of environmental stewardship at the White Oak Bayou. Every March, thousands of people in the Houston/Galveston area gather to clean tons of trash from our waterways. The mission of Trash Bash is to promote environmental stewardship of our watershed through public education by utilizing hands-on educational tools and by developing partnerships between environmental, governmental, and private organizations. Volunteers will help clean the waterways by picking up trash
Please fill out a registration form and bring it with you to the event. A link to the form is located below.
Schedule and Directions to the event are detailed in the following document.
What to Wear: We will be walking around in tall grass, so please wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeves.
What to Bring: If you have Rakes or other equipment that would aid in picking up trash please bring it along. Make sure to fill out the registration/waiver form linked to above. Any minors attending will need to have one signed by a parent as well.
Before you attend: Please watch this short video regarding safety. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA8kV0DqHl8&index=1&list=PL9IU4D6EoaV7FAgXP_BbHlzYK8_niMEPd
Community Outreach Organizers will provide: Waters and light snacks for volunteers. Please ensure you've had an adequate breakfast, as we will be out in the sun.
TrashBash will provide: gloves, trash bags, t-shirts, lunch, and door prizes at the end.
Where to meet: White Oak Music Hall (registration and lunch) 310 North Street, Houston, TX 77009
Where we will be cleaning: Woodlands Park, 212 Park View, Houston, TX 77009
What time is the event: Registration, safety, and transportation to the cleanup site will start at 8 AM, please try and arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can get our group together before things start. Cleanup will end at 11 AM. From 11 AM to noon we are invited to join the rest of the TrashBash volunteers in a free lunch, door prizes, and entertainment. A full schedule is available at the link above.
Please contact Matt Mayer for any questions or if you are having trouble with directions or parking the day of.