Check in: Crenshaw Elementary, 416 Hwy 87
Contact: Denise Parsons, 409-795-1046; [email protected]
Trashing Texas Beaches Isn't Cool!
Texas General Land Office has been sending this message across the
state for twenty-two years, and Texans have responded. Since the first
cleanup in 1986, more than 382,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have
picked up more than 7,300 tons of trash from the Texas coast.
to tide patterns in the Gulf of Mexico, trash dumped anywhere in the
gulf is likely to end up on a Texas beach. Volunteers record
information such as the source and type of debris collected on data
cards provided by Ocean Conservancy. This data has been instrumental in
the passage of international treaties and laws aimed at reducing the
amount of offshore dumping.
Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental
priority. Coastal tourism, a $7 billion industry, and commercial
fishing, a $1.9 billion business, demand clean beaches and a healthy
gulf to thrive.
The program strives to:
- raise public awareness;
- educate citizens about the source of debris; and
- generate public support for state, national and international action to clean up coastal waters.
Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to
preserving and protecting Texas beaches. The program's success is due
to the generous efforts of dedicated volunteer county coordinators,
coastal community leaders, sponsors and citizens. Strong support from
the private sector helps carry our message to Texans all across the
Please join us at our next beach cleanup.
- Request to be put on the Adopt-A-Beach mailing list--please include your name, address, and telephone number.
- Email us with your input.
Call 1-877-TX COAST (1-877-892-6278) for more information.