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Volunteers wanted for Adopt-A-Beach annual clean up

Posted: 4:43 PM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 17:43:01-04

The Texas General Land Office is looking for volunteers this Saturday for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup.

The 2018 Texas General Land  Office Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup  takes place at  25* of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches . Volunteers can sign up at one of the  locations online .

Locally, cleanups will be taking place at Padre Island National Seashore, Redish Bay in Aransas Pass, Cole Park, North Beach, Mustang Island State Park, Padre Balli Park, Port Aransas, Packery Flats, St. Jo’s Island and Sunset Lake Park in Portland.  

Registration at each site begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cleanup will run from 9 a.m. until noon.

The GLO says 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 GLO says everyone who signs up online and checks in at their cleanup location will be entered to win a DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker or one of five RTIC 170 oz. stainless steel water bottles. The random drawing will take place after the cleanup. Winners will be contacted directly.

To learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program, visit  TexasAdoptABeach.org  or contact the GLO at 1-877-TX COAST.