2020 Plum Creek Watershed Cleanup Results
October 16, 2020
Since 2008, the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership, in collaboration with Keep Lockhart Beautiful, has hosted the annual Keep Lockhart Beautiful/Plum Creek/Lockhart Springs/Town Branch Cleanup and Environmental Fair, a day when we gather together to pick up trash before it makes its way into our waterways.
From 2008 to 2020, more than 2,000 volunteers removed over 10,000 pounds of trash in what has become the largest and one of the longest-running annual volunteer events in Caldwell County. In 2019, 200+ volunteers cleared more than 500 pounds of trash from city property and waterways—all in a matter of hours.
New rules in 2020! This year the Annual Keep Lockhart Beautiful/Plum Creek/Lockhart Springs/Town Branch Cleanup looked a little different. In order to maintain the safety of our community, it was a month-long event that ran from October 15 to November 15 in an effort to be social-distance friendly. As our community navigates the pandemic, we at the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership are embracing the necessary changes to accomplish our goals.
We have been busy processing the cleanup data, which includes results of all clean up team efforts, tallying the pounds of trash collected, and counting the individual items picked up. We feel so grateful for all of the volunteers that work so hard to clean our local waterways.
We cleaned areas from Kyle, through Lockhart and all the way to Luling. That’s more than 50 miles of waterway cleaned!
- Plum Creek Watershed Partnership conducted two official cleanups.
- Volunteers dedicated 170 hours to cleaning the waterways.
- More than 500 pounds of litter were removed.