San Antonio BIG RED DOG team members clean local waterways at Basura Bash

February 24, 2017 by Steve Lin

On a sunny Saturday in February, two BIG RED DOG team members joined over 2,000 other volunteers to clean San Antonio waterways at the 23rd annual Basura Bash. Hosted by the Texas Section of American Water Works Association (TAWWA) and Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT), Basura Bash is the largest single-day waterway clean-up in Texas. To date, Basura volunteers have removed over 30 tons of recyclables from San Antonio rivers and streams. Two San Antonio graduate engineers volunteered their time at the Basura Bash. Keep reading to hear their thoughts on the event.

“We found some really interesting things in the waterways of Olmos Park, which was great because we were competing for the “Trashiest Section” award amongst the other Texas chapters of TAWWA/WEAT. It was my second time to volunteer at Basura Bash. I came back again this year because I think it’s a great opportunity to give back to my community, while also networking with San Antonio peers. New friendships were made at the end of the day, especially since we were sharing an experience focused on a common cause. Most volunteers find the experience rewarding – it feels good to be part of something bigger. Irving and I are both members of TAWWA/WEAT, and were happy to volunteer our time to help protect local water resources…it was fun!”

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Written by Steve Lin

Steve Lin

Stephen S. Lin is a licensed Professional Engineer with over nine years of engineering and land development experience in the South and Central Texas regions. His professional experience includes drainage and site analysis, municipal permitting, public utility improvements, and preparation of construction plans and specifications for large commercial retail, multifamily, office and hotel projects, as well as residential subdivisions. Mr. Lin manages a multitude of projects, often guiding clients from the inception/design phase of the project, through the construction stages, to project completion. He is well versed in subdivision platting and master development plans, projects over the Edwards Aquifer, TxDOT and TCEQ Permits, and has worked closely with the staffs at TCEQ, as well as various city and county planning departments. Mr. Lin also served as a Civil Engineer in the United States Air Force, both in active duty and reserve capacity.