The 25th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 30th at 30 sites along the Texas coast.
"Bring the family and let's go clean the beach," said Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. "The Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is a great time for a great cause, and has been since 1986."
The Adopt-A-Beach Program is one of the most successful all-volunteer efforts in the nation. In the past 25 years, 406,000 Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 7,900 tons of trash from the Texas Gulf Coast. And thanks to a generous $50,000 donation by Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC, Adopt-A-Beach will celebrate its 25th anniversary by reaching out to even more beach lovers.
Volunteers may register on-line for the Spring Cleanup at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or at one of the 29 check-in sites beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30th. 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.
Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC are the lead sponsors for the 25th Anniversary celebration of Adopt-A-Beach. Other sponsors include HNTB Corporation, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC, Flint Hills Resources Community Action Council, Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, the Newfield Foundation and Keep Texas Beautiful.
Who: Thousands of Texans who care about the coast
What: 25th GLO Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup
When: Saturday, April 30
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Clean up will be from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: 30 sites along the Texas coast
Check-in: Park entrance, 10 miles west of Sabine Pass on Highway 87 South
Contact: Tracy Ferguson
Check-in: McFaddin Beach entrance 1.9 miles west of Sea Rim State Park on Highway 87
Contact: Mark Guzman
409-896-5555 ext. 135
Check-in: 1 mile east of the intersection of Highways 124 and 87 at the beach
Contact: Lana Yawn
409-267-2644 or 409-296-8250
409-267-1370 or 409-267-2650
Check-in: Clear Lake High School, 2929 Bay Area Blvd.
Contact: Andrew Schaafs
Check-in: Crenshaw Elementary, 416 Highway 87, about 7 miles from the ferry landing
Contact: Denise Parsons
Check-in: Hwy. 146 north side of Clear Creek under bridge on Seabrook city side
Contact: Rex Ward
Check-in: Exit 6 off I-45 at Reitan Point
Contact: Evangeline Whorton
979-234-2096 or 409-744-7431
Check-in: Menard Park, 27th Street & Seawall Boulevard
Contact: Gary Schero
Check-in: Main beach entrance at Highway 332
Contact: James Glover, Brazoria County Parks Department
979-864-1541 ext. 3
Check-in: Quintana Beach County Park, 5th Street
Contact: Patty Brinkmeyer
Check-in: Sargent Beach entrance
Contact: Lamar Brown
Check-in: Matagorda Jetty Park
Contact: Peggy Stanley
Check-in: Pavilion at South Bay Park at South Bay Boulevard & 5th Street
Contact: Cynthia Garrett
Check-in: Crabbin' Bridge
Check-in: Pavilion at King Fisher Beach
Contact: Debbie Gayle
Check-in: Austwell Pier
Contact: Dwight Mutschler
Check-in: Rockport Beach Park beachfront pavilion
Contact: Tom Staley
361-729-2213, ext. 226
Check-in: Lighthouse Lakes Park, 4 miles east of Aransas Pass on Highway 361
Contact: Richard Gonzales
Check-in: Sunset Lake Park, 201 Sunset Drive, adjacent to Highway 181
Contact: Tracy Shelton
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. - Fisherman's Wharf, 900 Tarpon Street
Contact: Deno Fabrie
*Limited access - reservations required
Check-in: Avenue G at the beach
Contact: Deno Fabrie
Check-in: 17047 State Highway 361
Contact: Paul Eubank
Check-in: Texas State Aquarium
2710 North Shoreline Boulevard
Contact: Kara Hahn
Check-in: 1526 Ocean Drive
Contact: Daiquiri Richard
Check-in: Padre Balli Park Office, 15820 Park Road 22
Contact: Jim Needham-Surfrider Foundation
Check-in: Malaquite Visitor Center, 20420 Park Road 22
Contact: William "Buzz" Botts
Check-in: Kaufer-Hubert Park, FM 628
Contact: Susan Ivy
Check-in: Andy Bowie Park, Access Road #2, Highway 100
Contact: Monica Vela
Check-in: Town Beach Access #3 at Gulf Boulevard & Palm Street
Contact: Contact: Rob Nixon
Check-in: End of Highway 4 at the beach
Contact: Lucy Martinez Hilliard