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Published on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Call for Volunteers: Tricentennial Commission to Host Community Service Opportunities to Seven City-wide Sustainability Projects

CONTACT: Laura Mayes, 210-207-1337;


SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 27, 2018) - The San Antonio Tricentennial’s Serve 300 SA initiative will host its final volunteer event on October 13, 2018 with city-wide sustainability-focused events. Volunteers can register online at to select a project. Registered volunteers will receive commemorative t-shirts, refreshments and will be entered to win door prizes.


“Community service has always been at the heart of the Tricentennial Commission. Thousands of San Antonians have joined together throughout the year to donate more than 18,000 hours of community service, at an estimated economic impact of $444,000 to local initiatives and non-profits,” Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager and Executive Director of the Tricentennial Commission said.


The Tricentennial Commission carried out three previous Serve 300 SA Days, featuring multiple service projects across San Antonio. The service projects correspond to four specific categories: Infrastructure Improvement, Commemorative Week, Education Support and Sustainability.


Seven sustainability focused projects are in need of volunteers on October 13, 2018. Those projects, in partnership with local non-profits include:

  • A drainage channel graffiti abatement and beautification project between Marbach and Pinn Road
  • The Mission San Juan Community Farm, showcasing historical crop choice and distributing harvested food
  • A playground build at Cuellar Park (site has reached volunteer capacity)
  • Painting and beautification of SA Threads Grounds
  • Gardening, pulling weeds, planting, watering and learning about sustainable gardens through the University of Incarnate Word’s Ettling Center for Civic Leadership
  • Y Achievers Urban Community Garden work through planting, fertilizing beds, cleaning alleys and walkways and working in the aquaponics lab
  • Planting and cleanup of the Woodlawn Lake Park’s Centennial Garden


Official Tricentennial events, including service opportunities are available at The Serve 300 SA initiative is made possible by the support of community sponsors NuStar, Valero Whataburger, AARP and Citi.


Photo caption: Serve 300 volunteers share why they joined the legacy.

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