Cleanup nets thousands in trash

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Volunteers are shown clearing debris and trash as part of a cleanup effort that helps restore beauty to South Padre Island beaches. (Staff photos by Ray Quiroga)

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

cleanup pic2It’s like the old saying goes, “It’s the little things that make all the difference.” And in so many ways, that adage perfectly describes a weekend of clean-up activities which took place on South Padre Island beaches as volunteers collected over 1,100 pounds of debris on Friday and Saturday during the General Land Office’s Adopt-a-Beach clean-up effort.

Of course, the 150 or so volunteers armed only with gloves and plastic bags could only do so much to improve the litter factor along the relatively small sections of the South Padre Island shoreline, but regardless, the effort does result in cleaner beaches and public awareness.

On Friday, over 60 Winter Texans met at beach access #5 and spent a gloomy, wet morning collecting over 600 pounds of trash that either washed up along the shore or that was left behind by beachgoers.

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