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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Keep San Marcos Beautiful Receives $1,000 Materials Grant

Keep San Marcos Beautiful has been named a recipient of the 2018 Garden-Ville Materials Grant from Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with Garden-Ville.  The grant provides San Marcos with $1,000 of gardening materials for beautification efforts.

The Habitat Conservation Plan and Urban Forest divisions will partner in using these materials to revamp plant beds in the 100 block of East Hopkins, improving soil health, addressing compaction, and replacing inappropriate plantings. The grant will be also used to amend the soil and receive a tree to add to the pollinator and monarch butterfly friendly plants.

“This grant allows the flexibility in our budget to include plants that provide nectar for the monarch butterfly as they migrate south, adding an exciting dimension to what the City is accomplishing in the Hopkins Street beds,” said Melani Howard, Habitat Conservation Plan Manager. “Materials will also be used to plant, maintain and restore native garden demonstrations, which will serve as a model to educate and engage community members.”

For more information about Keep San Marcos Beautiful contact Amy Kirwin, akirwin@sanmarcostx.gov or 512-393-8419, and for questions about the Habitat Conservation Plan contact Melani Howard, mhoward@sanmarcostx.gov or 512-395-5942.

About Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) is a network of dedicated Texans working together to make our state the best place to live, work and play. We equip local partners and affiliates with the tools they need to build vibrant, engaged communities. Founded in 1967, Keep Texas Beautiful has more than 50 years of experience deploying resources for local clean-up, recycling and youth engagement efforts. Everything we do is focused on mobilizing volunteers to take action across the state. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we lead nearly 300 affiliates and reach 19 million Texas annually. We are proudly based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.ktb.org, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @keeptxbeautiful. 

About Keep San Marcos Beautiful

Keep San Marcos Beautiful (KSMB) is a city program dedicated to beautifying and improving the San Marcos community environment through programming and education in litter prevention, beautification, waste reduction and sustainability.  

About Habitat Conservation Plan

The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) is a federal plan that protects endangered and threatened species.  The San Marcos River habitat and flows are protected through this plan with a portion of the HCP’s funding designated to implement several habitat enhancement measures in our river.  


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