River Awareness Day in San Marcos, Saturday, Aug 3, 9am to 10pm

http://www.texaswildricefestival.org/

From the press release:

On behalf of the San Marcos Habitat Conservation Plan and San Marcos River Foundation, You are cordially invited to be a part of the RAD-est free event this river has ever seen!

We encourage the entire community of San Marcos to come learn about, fall in love with, and celebrate our beautiful River. The artesian spring fed water of the San Marcos stays a constant 72 degrees, is home to eight endangered species and, flows crystal clear all year long- allowing us to remain one of the longest continually inhabited places in North America. With a river as uniquely RAD as this, how could we not celebrate?!

This is a festival for the community, by the community. We hope to see everyone, from all demographics come out to share in this event of gratitude and inspiration. River Awareness Day will highlight community vendors, local food, free educational workshops, storytelling, guided nature walks, river inspired arts and crafts, hands on aquatic science experiments, regenerative activities, performances from musicians, poets, a blessing of the San Marcos River, and more! With a festival that all San Martians can participate in, we hope to re-invigorate the love and pride the citizens of this city feel in themselves, their river, and their community.

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