Students Practice Citizenship As They Beautify A Spot Of San Antonio

The city’s Transportation and Capital Improvements Department provides assistance to groups like the  students at Sam Rayburn Middle School, who want to “adopt a spot.”

By Brian KirkpatrickJanuary 23, 2020 9:30 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

You’ve heard of the state’s anti-litter campaign called Adopt-A-Highway. San Antonio now has its own campaign, called Adopt-A-Spot.

“All right, I want you to separate into groups of four,” shouted teacher Rene Rico. “I’m gonna give each group a bag and I’m going to give you an area.”

Rico and students from his eighth grade Communications Applications class worked together to pick up trash in an empty field across the street from Sam Rayburn Middle School on the Southwest Side.

The class was just one of 60 groups or organizations across the city that have signed up for the city’s Adopt-A-Spot program to remove trash from streets and drainage areas, according to city officials.

Their efforts keep trash out of waterways — the program’s ultimate goal.

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