Beach Clean-up

Marine Debris is a BIG problem for sea turtles!! Many of our sea turtles come into the facility with injuries and illness directly related to trash!!

 

How can  YOU help?

Participate in one of our upcoming beach clean-ups!! Different organizations on the island hold beach clean-ups year-round to help prevent trash from entering our oceans and damaging the marine habitats that these animals depend on. Upcoming events can be found in the posts below:

 

 

Can't make any of these clean-ups?

We would love to assist you in planning your very own clean-up! Just CONTACT US.

 

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Thanksgiving Beach Clean-up

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Sea Turtle, Inc. is excited to announce that we are a proud recipient of a grant through the NOAA Marine Debris Program! Funds from this grant, Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach will allow us to create and expand children's marine debris prevention programs, create educational displays, and fund four beach clean-ups on the south end of South Padre Island.

 

Date: November 25, 2017

Time: 9am-12pm

 

Location: Please check-in at City Access 3 (between Palm and Corral St).
We will be sending clean-up crews between Clayton's Beach Bar and Isla Blanca Park.
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: There is no minimum age, but all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  All volunteers must sign a liability waiver. Those under 18 must have their waiver signed by an adult. You can download the waiver below.

 


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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UTRGV Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up

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The UTRGV School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science (SEEMS) has adopted a new section of beach. Clayton's Beach Bar to Cameron County Access 3.

Date: September 16, 2017

Time: 9am-12pm

Location: Please check-in on the beach at County Access 2, in front of Andy Bowie Park
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: There is no minimum age, but all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Post Spring Break Beach Cleanup

Sea Turtle, Inc. is excited to announce that we are a proud recipient of a grant through the NOAA Marine Debris Program! Funds from this grant, Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach will allow us to create and expand children's marine debris prevention programs, create educational displays, and fund four beach clean-ups on the south end of South Padre Island.

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Date: March 25, 2017

Time: 9am-12pm

 

Location: Please check-in either on the beach at Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd. or at City Access 3 (between Palm and Corral St).  We will be sending clean-up crews between Clayton's Beach Bar and Isla Blanca Park.
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: There is no minimum age, but all minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  All volunteers must sign a liability waiver. Those under 18 must have their waiver signed by an adult. You can download the waiver below.

End of the Road Beach Clean-Up

The 3rd Annual End of the Road Beach Clean-Up

Let's Save a Turtle

 

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Sponsored by:   Respeta tu Playa Group

When: January 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm (Registration begins at 10am.)

Where: Registration is at County Access 6, approximately 6 respeta group sans dorismiles north of Sea Turtle, Inc. You will not miss us! Just look for the "green" shirts.

We will be picking up trash from access 6 to the end of the road, approx.  3 miles of beach and road clean-up. This area is a prime sea turtle nesting area, and it is "well-trashed".  All hands are needed!  If you are unable to pick, but would like to participate, we will find a spot for you!!!! Children are welcome!

Bags and gloves, volunteer certificates, water, hot dogs, and!!! Tomás Garza, son of Respeta volunteer Cathy Garza and creator of our event graphic, will be on hand drawing caricatures of interested volunteers!!!! This will be a fun volunteer experience!