GLO Coastal Bend Winter Beach Cleanup Feb. 13th

Seven beaches targeted for trash pick up

Contact: Brittany Eck
(512) 463-5708
brittany.eck@glo.texas.gov
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PRESS RELEASE — Jan 08, 2016

AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling on volunteers for the 12th Annual Winter Beach Cleanup Saturday, Feb. 13 at seven Coastal Bend beaches. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

The locations participating in the Winter Beach Cleanup are:

The Winter Beach Cleanup is one of three all-volunteer seasonal cleanups coordinated through the Adopt-A-Beach program of the Texas General Land Office.

Most trash found on Texas beaches is left there by litterbugs. Since 1986, Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up 9,200 tons of trash, which is the equivalent to the weight of 44 blue whales, making it one of the most successful volunteer programs in the nation. Volunteers record data on the trash to learn more about the causes of marine debris and to help mitigate pollution along Texas’ 367 miles of coastline.

The Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach program is funded primarily by private contributions. To help out, or for more information, call the Adopt-A-Beach program at 1-877-TXCOAST or visit our website at www.texasadoptabeach.org.

You can follow Adopt-A-Beach on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TexasAdoptABeach or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/txadoptabeach.

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