Volunteers are needed for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 26.

The 2014 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place at three Beaumont-area beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org to take part in a fun-filled day at the beach that makes a difference.

“Thousands of Texans sign up for the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup every year because it’s a great day at the beach,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.  “If you care about the Texas coast, join us at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26.”

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 atwww.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 28th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup. Other sponsors include HNTB, Halliburton, Apache Corporation, Keep Texas Beautiful, Schlumberger, SeaWorld San Antonio, Siemens Caring Hands Foundation, Trusted Senior Specialists and Corona Del Mar Properties.

Local media sponsors are KFDM-TV (CBS 6), KBTV-TV (FOX 4) & The CW Southeast Texas, Clear Channel Radio (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 atwww.facebook.com/texasadoptabeach.

Who: Thousands of Texans who care about the coast

What: 28th GLO Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

When: Saturday, April 26.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Clean up will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Three Beaumont-area beaches

  • McFaddin Beach

Jefferson County Check-in: McFaddin Beach entrance 1.9 miles west of Sea Rim State Park on Highway 87. Contact: Kendall Barrow, 409-896-5555, or email, kendall.barrow@texasadoptabeach.org

  • Chambers County

Check-in: 1 mile east of the intersection of Highways 124 and 87 at the beach. Contact: Lana Yawn, 409-267-2644, or email, lana.yawn@texasadoptabeach.org; Patti Adams 409-267-2650; or Angela Hale 409-267-2647.