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Adopt-A-Beach On Texas Coast

Adopt-A-Beach On Texas Coast

25th annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Sept. 24

All-volunteer coastal cleanup effort expected to draw about 10,000 beach lovers

The 25th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 29 sites along the Texas coast.

Adopt-A-Beach volunteers can register at any of 28 check-in sites all along the Texas coast between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sept. 24. Volunteers must pre-register for the St. Jo Island location in advance.

Volunteers should wear shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Volunteers will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags. Most sites along the coast conclude the day’s cleanup with cold drinks, hot food and lots of fun.

Volunteers may register on-line at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or become a fan of the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach program on Facebook. Texans who can’t make it to the beach but still want to support the effort can make a tax-deductible donation at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org. Sponsorship levels range from $25 to $25,000.

The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986, when 2,800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, it has grown into one of the most successful all-volunteer efforts in the nation. In 25 years, 413,000 Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 8,000 tons of trash from the Texas Gulf Coast.

Shell Oil Company is the statewide sponsor for the 25th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup. Other sponsors include HNTB Corporation, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC, El Paso Corporation, Halliburton and the Ocean Conservancy.

For more information about how you can get involved, call 1-877-TXCOAST or visit our Web site at www.texasadoptabeach.org.

Don’t Forget

Pick a site and call or e-mail the site coordinator.

Pre-register large groups with the site coordinator or online on or before Wednesday, September 21.

Wear sunscreen, shoes, sunglasses, and a hat.

Bring plenty of drinking water and bring mosquito repellant.

Check in by 9 a.m.

Do not disturb the habitat of nesting shorebirds.

For your safety, stay off the dunes.

We’ll clean rain or shine!

WHO: About 10,000 Texans who care about the beach

WHAT: 25th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup

WHERE: 29 sites on the Texas coast — see www.TexasAdoptABeach.org for a complete listing

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24

WHY: To keep Texas beaches clean and healthy

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