Thousands of volunteers across the state are making plans now to take part in the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup April 28.
Texas, home to the nation’s first all-volunteer beach cleanup in 1986 boasts one of the biggest all-volunteer beach cleanups in the world. More than 10,000 Texans are expected to participate in the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup at 30 sites along the Texas Coast.
“Texans aren’t afraid to roll-up their sleeves and get to work for a good cause, and Adopt-A-Beach is a great one,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. “Marine debris literally chokes the life out of the ocean, and it’s a completely avoidable problem.”
Volunteers may register on-line for the Spring Cleanup at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or at 29 of the 30 check-in sites (advanced registration required for St. Jo Island) beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 28. Each volunteer will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags. All volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and plenty of drinking water.
The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups are held rain or shine!
Texans who are not able to attend the cleanup can help keep their beaches clean by making a tax-deductible donation online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org. There are several different Adopt-A-Beach sponsorship levels ranging from $25 to $25,000, allowing both individuals and corporations to contribute to this major cleanup effort. Statewide coastal cleanups are held every spring and fall.
To learn how you can participate, or for additional information on the Adopt-A-Beach Program, please visit www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or contact the GLO at 1-877-TX COAST. Those interested may also become a fan of the program at www.facebook.com/texasadoptabeach where event details and results will also be posted.
Statewide Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Sites: Here