Posted: Jan 10, 2013 3:12 PM
Information from the Texas General Land Office
AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is calling on volunteers for the 9th Annual Winter Beach Cleanup Saturday, Feb. 9 at four Coastal Bend beaches. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.
The locations participating in the Winter Beach Cleanup are:
Each year, Texas' beaches receive large amounts of marine debris due to a convergence of currents in the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1986, Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up enough trash to fill a line of dump trucks 90 miles long, making it one of the most successful volunteer programs in the nation. Volunteers record data on the trash to learn more about the causes of marine debris and to help mitigate pollution along Texas' 367 miles of coastline.
The Texas General Land Office's Adopt-A-Beach program is funded primarily by private contributions. To help out, or for more information, call the Adopt-A-Beach program at 1-877-TXCOAST or visit our Web site at http://www.texasadoptabeach.org.
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