Commissioner Buckingham encourages volunteers to help keep the Texas coast beautiful
Today, Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner Dawn Buckingham, M.D. reminds all interested volunteers to sign up for the 2023 Texas Adopt-A-Beach (AAB) Coastwide Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd at 23 locations across the Texas coast, from Port Arthur to Boca Chica Beach.
“The stewardship of Texas beaches and our coastal communities is a responsibility I cherish and a duty many Texans feel called to fulfill,” said Commissioner Buckingham. “The success of the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Program is made possible by the hard work of hundreds of thousands of volunteers and the generosity of our state sponsors. This spring coastwide cleanup is our next opportunity to show our appreciation and respect for Texas’ coast and all it has to offer.”
Volunteers interested in participating can find information about registration and cleanup locations at the AAB website or show up on-site the day of to enjoy a morning filled with fun and service to the Texas coast.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and to bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of drinking water. Volunteers may also want to download the Clean Swell app to track their efforts. Data submitted to the app is instantly uploaded to the Ocean Conservancy’s global ocean trash database.
2023 Adopt-A-Beach Coastwide Spring Cleanup
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Check-in: 8:30 am
Cleanup: 9 am to noon
For more information: 1-877-TX-COAST
The Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986, when 2,800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, more than 563,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up nearly 10,000 tons of trash from Texas beaches.
Texans who are not able to attend the cleanup can help keep our beaches clean by making a tax-deductible donation online at Adopt-A-Beach website. There are also several Adopt-A-Beach sponsorship levels ranging from $30 to $25,000, allowing both individuals and corporations to contribute to this major cleanup effort.