GLO South Padre Island Winter Beach Cleanup set for Feb. 12th

Join us for a wintertime beach cleanup on the RGV coast!

Contact: Brittany Eck
(512) 463-5708
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PRESS RELEASE — Jan 08, 2016

AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling on volunteers in the Rio Grande Valley for the 20th Annual Winter Beach Cleanup Friday, Feb. 12 at South Padre Island. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

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

Edwin Atwood Park, Access Road 5, off of SH 100
27159 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Blanca Macias - 956-761-5494 or
Cindy Escobedo - 956-761-3700 or

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

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