Volunteers needed for annual beach cleanup
Volunteers are needed for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 18.
The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at three beaches in the Beaumont area. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org to take part in a fun-filled day at the beach that makes a difference.
“The Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is a great day at the beach for a great cause,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “Come out for sun and sand and help keep Texas beaches clean at any of our 30 clean-up sites along the coast. The Adopt-A-Beach clean-up starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18.”
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 their 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.
Shell Oil Company is the lead statewide sponsor for the 29th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup. Other sponsors include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program, Schlumberger, Casa Del Mar Properties, Trusted Senior Specialists and Keep Texas Beautiful.
Local media sponsors are KFDM-TV (CBS 6), KBTV-TV (FOX 4) & The CW Southeast Texas, IHeart Media, (KLVI-AM, KYKR-FM, KCOL-FM, KKMY-FM, KIOC-FM), and GuidryNews.com & News Gazette.
To learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program, visit www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or contact the GLO at 1-877-TX COAST. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
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Who: Thousands of Texans who care about the coast
What: 29th GLO Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup
When: Saturday, April 18
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Clean up will be from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Three Beaumont-area beaches
Sea Rim State Park
Check-in: Park entrance, 10 miles west of Sabine Pass on Highway 87 South; Contact: Bryan Hein, 409-971-2559, bryan.hein@texasadoptabeach.
· McFaddin Beach
Jefferson County Check-in: McFaddin Beach entrance 1.9 miles west of Sea Rim State Park on Highway 87, Contact: Tim Thomas, 409-896-5555,tim.thomas@texasadoptabeach.
Check-in: 1 mile east of the intersection of Highways 124 and 87 at the beach