Volunteers win national award

Special to the PRESS

The Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach program does more than any other volunteer program in the nation to take care of public lands, according to the U.S. Department of Interior.

Adopt-A-Beach will be recognized with the Take Pride in America Award for top corporate-sponsored event Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C. It is the third time the program has won the prize.

“Adopt-A-Beach volunteers work hard and really make a difference, from cleaning up trash that’s deadly to fish and birds to improving Texas tourism,” said Renee Tuggle, Adopt-A-Beach coordinator. “I can’t think of any other effort that even comes close to the real world change this program and its volunteers bring about.”

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