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Texas Land Commissioner Jerry PattersonDear Fellow Texans:

Everybody loves the beach, but not everyone respects the beach.

Every year, beachgoers leave tons of trash on Texas beaches and even more washes up from the Gulf of Mexico, or from streams and rivers.

Help us keep the Texas coast clean by joining a beach cleanup, becoming a Beach Guardian or by making a donation to help us further our work.

Join me at the next cleanup!
Jerry Patterson
Jerry Patterson
Texas General Land Office

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The annual competition encourages Texas students to learn more about the Texas coast and express what they have learned in their art.  Learn More »

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Since the first cleanup in 1986, more than 475,000 volunteers have picked up more than 9000 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.  Learn More »