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Generations FCU Cleans Up San Antonio During Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup
Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:00 AM

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Generations staff hard at work (left to right): Charlynn Aguilar, Juan De Hoyos, and Ashley Harris.

Staff from Generations Federal Credit Union participated in the San Antonio River Foundation’s 22nd Annual Basura Bash Waterways Clean Up on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Basura Bash is the largest single-day waterway cleanup in Texas, and thousands of volunteers from around San Antonio pick up trash from the city’s 20 local waterways, creeks, and riverbeds.

“Not including our parks, San Antonio has more than 1,400 acres of creekside open space that’s used for trails, riding, and hiking," said Ashley Harris, vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Generations. "But with that great outdoor space also comes the inevitable litter and trash that builds up. Events like Basura Bash are so important because it allows not only makes our waterways clean and safe, but it also allows Generations to give back to our community and live out our core value of ‘making a difference daily.’”

Generations FCU employees volunteered for cleanup at the Leon Creek Greenway, a 13-mile trail that connects the city’s far north corridor to the northwest corridor. The cleanup area was subject to flooding in late 2015, and GFCU volunteers discovered items unearthed by the floods such as a Dr. Pepper can last produced in 1970. The 2016 Basura Bash event featured more than 2,000 volunteers who collected more than 40 tons of trash.

For more than 75 years, Generations Federal Credit Union has been an advocate of financial growth and development within the community, offering award-winning financial education classes, as well as products and services that truly make a difference. For more information, please visit mygenfcu.org