RGV Area Texas Adopt-A-Beach Coastwide Fall Cleanup

 

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About the Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program:

Since our first cleanup in 1986, more than 512,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 9,495 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.

Due to tide patterns in the Gulf of Mexico, trash dumped anywhere in the gulf is likely to end up on a Texas beach. Volunteers record information such as the source and type of debris collected on data cards. This data has been instrumental in the passage of international treaties and laws aimed at reducing the amount of offshore dumping.

Keeping Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental priority. Coastal tourism, a $7 billion industry, and commercial fishing, a $1.9 billion business, demand clean beaches and a healthy gulf to thrive.

Date: September 23

Time: 9am-12pm

Locations:
South Padre Island Cameron County Parks—Cameron County
Check-in: Andy Bowie Park, Access Road #2, Highway 100
Contact: Blanca Macias
956-761-5494
blanca.macias@texasadoptabeach.org
Danielle Delgado
956-761-3700
danielle.delgado@nullco.cameron.tx.us

South Padre Island City Beaches-Cameron County
Check-in: South Padre Island City Beach Access #3, Gulf Blvd. between Palm Street and Corral Street
Contact: Elaine Sanchez
972- 467-7584
elaine.sanchez@texasadoptabeach.org
Victor Baldovinos
956-761-8123
victor.baldovinos@texasadoptabeach.org

Boca Chica—Cameron County
Check-in: End of Highway 4 at the beach
Contact: Fernando Ramirez
956-459-9611
fernando.ramirez@texasadoptabeach.org

What to Bring: Bags and gloves will be provided. Please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend bringing plenty of water and having a snack on-hand.
Requirements:

This event is FREE, but you are required to RSVP to one of the three RGV-area cleanup sites listed below via Eventbrite.-------

Join us for a coastwide spring beach cleanup on the Texas coast!
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m.

Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of drinking water. Adopt-A-Beach will provide all necessary materials.

Volunteers at the South Padre Island locations will receive FREE admission to Schlitterbahn following the cleanup.

View all Texas cleanup sites here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z3013PnwnweY.kDIRiG8b3AmI&usp=sharing

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