Volunteer Resources

This is your watershed! The San Marcos River belongs to you. There are so many ways to get involved and help protect this unique river.

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, please let us know: smwatershed@txstate.edu

We hope you’ll join us and learn more about the Watershed Protection Plan. Check this site for regularly scheduled meetings and visit the Meadows Center Calendar for upcoming events

Many of our partners have opportunities to volunteer. Click the links below to learn more:

  • Texas Stream Team
    Texas Stream Team at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is dedicated to understanding and protecting the 191,000 miles of Texas waterways.
  • Texas River Protection Association Clean Ups
    Texas Rivers needs your help. Texas rivers always flowed through the land and lives of the people who depend on them for food, agriculture, recreation and transportation. But now, most of our rivers have been damned, diverted, polluted, channelized and fenced in.
  • Eyes of the San Marcos River
    To help protect the San Marcos river and safe guard the traditions and values of all those that love the river by promoting good environmental stewardship through a peaceful presence, cooperative action, and raising awareness.
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife
    Thank you for caring about Texas’ wild things and wild places. They need you now more than ever!
  • San Marcos Mermaid Society
    Mermaid Society SMTX is a grassroots community organization committed to strengthening connectivity among like-spirited community partners to work creatively and collaboratively towards a shared vision in support of the arts, river stewardship, historic preservation and a local living economy.
  • Operation SCUBA
    The Meadows Center’s Operation SCUBA initiative gives student veterans an opportunity to earn an open water dive certification and learn about education, team building, therapeutic resources and environmental stewardship at Spring Lake.
  • Spring Lake Aquacorps
    As the steward of Spring Lake, The Meadows Center is responsible for the management of this unique body of water and its natural and cultural resources. Given that this effort is crucial, our Diving Program depends on the help of its AquaCorps, a team of trained volunteer divers that realize the goals of conserving the springs for future generations.


Another way to get involved and learn more – attend a meeting or offer feedback to the City! There are often water related issues on the agendas.

  • City Council
    Regular Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month. The City Council welcomes written and oral comments from Citizens at regular meetings.
  • City Planning and Zoning Commission
    Planning and Zoning Commission meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 630 E. Hopkins. Commissioners are appointed by City Council and serve a maximum of two 3-year terms which expire in February Commissioners filling a vacancy may be reappointed twice.
    CODE SMTX is the rewrite of the City’s Land Development Code (LDC). The Code determines the look and feel of the city through rules for development.
  • Hays County Commissioners Court
    The Hays County Commissioners hold Court each Tuesday at the County Courthouse, beginning at 9am. The Court’s agenda is posted on their site each Friday prior to the next session, in addition to various offices throughout the county