Rain or shine: Texas-sized beach cleanup Saturday!

Volunteers needed for Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

Special to the PRESS

Saturday’s Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring cleanup will take place rain or shine, so come on out and be a part of the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup. The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 30 of Texas’ most popular tourist 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.

“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.

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:            -Andy Bowie Park, Access Road #2

                         Contact: Blanca Macias, (956) 761-5494 or Cindy Escobedo, (956)761-3700

Beach Access #3, between Palm and Corral Streets

                         Contact: Elaine Sanchez, (972)467 – 7584

Boca Chica Beach. at the end of Highway 4

                         Contact: Fernando Ramirez, (956)459 – 9611

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 and follow us on Twitter at @TXadoptabeach.

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