Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Scheduled

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Thousands of volunteers are set to descend upon the Texas shoreline in an effort to clean and make the shores litter-free.

The Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup set for Houston/Galveston area has been set for September 28.

“Every year, beach goers leave tons of trash on Texas beaches, including the Houston/Galveston area,” stated organizers of the event. “Even more washes up from the Gulf of Mexico.”

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson recently issued a call for an army of volunteers of all ages to help keep our beaches pristine, clean, inviting and safe for all to enjoy at the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup, which will take place at nine sites in and around Houston and Galveston, and 29 along the entire Texas shoreline.

So the search is on for a few good Texans that can take time out their schedules to make our Texas beaches clean, safe, fun for all and litter-free. “Join us on Sept. 28, for an enjoyable, memorable event to clean up our coast,” stated Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

Volunteers are able to register at check-in sites between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (I-45 Estuarial Corridor volunteers must register in advance.) Beverages as well as food will be provided for those volunteers who participate in the cleanup.

“Those who can’t make it on Sept. 28 will have a second opportunity this fall,” added organizers. “A competitive, four-wheel drive excursion, cleanup and treasure hunt, the Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup Expedition, is set for Nov. 2 at Padre Island National Seashore. Year-round, anyone may donate to Adopt-A-Beach online. Sponsorship levels range from $25 to $25,000, tax-deductible.”

“The cleanup does more than simply remove litter from the beach,” added officials. “Data collected from previous Adopt-A-Beach cleanups played an important role in the passage of an international treaty (MARPOL Annex V) restricting the dumping of plastics in the world’s oceans. In 1991, the International Maritime Organization prohibited the dumping of trash, except for finely grounded food scraps, into the Gulf of Mexico.”

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Click here for additional details and check out the event at a glance below:

WHAT: Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup

WHEN: September 28, 2013

WHERE: Several Texas Coasts. Click here for specific locations.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 1-877-TX COAST (1-877-892-6278) Click here to get connected!

Will you join in the cleanup efforts to help preserve our beaches and coasts in the Lone Star State?
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