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Canoe Trail Goliad to conduct trash pickup
Jan 30, 2013 | 644 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Canoe Trail Goliad will conduct its third trash pickup on Sunday, Feb. 3 as part of its agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt a two-mile stretch of State Highway 183 from the old railroad crossing at the edge of the city south to Farm-to-Market Road 239.

CTG entered into the highway adoption in March 2012 and participated in the April 14 Texas Trash-Off Day. As part of the agreement, TxDOT has placed signs at each end of the segment indicating CTG’s adoption. CTG is responsible for cleaning the adopted section four times a year.

CTG’s volunteers will assemble at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Goliad State Park’s Hacienda, located on State Highway 183 south, next door to the City of Goliad’s recycling center. From there the volunteers will clean north to the sign north of the old railroad crossing and then proceed south across the river bridge and all the way to FM 239.

The cleanup is expected to take until 5 p.m. The last pickup resulted in 18 large bags of trash and many pieces of metal, tires, wood, and plastic. Most of the trash was found between the railroad crossing and Perez Road, the turnoff to the county transfer station.

CTG is a public-private partnership with San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TP&W). It was organized to 1) create a safe, integrated system of access points along the San Antonio River, 2) obtain sufficient project funding, 3) encourage diverse and broad-based community participation in the project, 4) offer opportunities to citizens and visitors through the trail system to learn about cultural, natural, and historic resources, 5) cooperate with other local eco-tourism initiatives to contribute to the economic climate of Goliad County, and 6) create a sustainable, effective organization to support project design, development, funding, and maintenance.

CTG encourages all Goliad County residents to volunteer. To volunteer, please call Charles Clapsaddle at 645.8100. Please remember Don’t Mess With Texas.
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