AUSTIN – Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to help clean our beaches on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup takes place at beaches across our state in need of your help. Volunteers can sign up to participate at one of the locations at www.texasadoptabeach.org or show up on-site to take part in a fun-filled day of service to our Texas coast.
“The Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup is a great opportunity for families to come together and make a difference,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “There’s no better way for our community to help keep our Texas beaches beautiful than by supporting this great cause. Join us as we come together to help keep our beaches clean!”
GLO Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup
Saturday, February 9th
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Clean-up will be from 9 a.m. to noon
Join us at 6 sites coast-wide:
Aransas Pass/Redfish Bay area
Port Aransas area
Packery Flats area
Corpus Christi area
South Padre area
The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986 when 2,800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, more than 512,000 volunteers have removed more than 9,495 tons of trash from Texas beaches. 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 our 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.