Medina River Protection Fund, Inc.
In 2001 the LAKE MEDINA CONSERVATION SOCIETY organized the first Medina River Cleanup. Each year since then a group of volunteers from around the state have joined with local residents to clean man made debris from the Medina River.
In 2004 the LAKE MEDINA CONSERVATION SOCIETY entered into an agreement with Bandera Community Foundation to form the Medina River Protection Fund as an advised fund with 501(c)(3) status. The purpose was to start an endowment fund which would be used to pay the cost of the Medina River Cleanup in perpetuity.
In 2008 the LAKE MEDINA CONSERVATON SOCIETY incorporated the Medina River Protection Fund, Inc. and applied to the IRS for 501(c)(3) status. It was approved as an independent charity and all donations are tax deductible and can only be used to protect the Medina River.
The Medina River Cleanup is supported by donations from the Bandera Business Association, Bandera County Commissioners Court, Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District, the City of Bandera, the LAKE MEDINA CONSERVATION SOCIETY and by residents through the state.
The Medina River Cleanup is held the first Saturday in May each year with the Bandera City River Park as the headquarters. Registration starts at 9 am. All participants will receive a free t-shirt with the Medina River Cleanup logo. Food is served all day ending with a barbecue from 5-7 pm complete with live music.