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Apr 22, 2014 1:36 PM by Mike Gillaspia

Beach Cleanup This Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI - This weekend, Coastal Bend residents will have the chance to do a little spring cleaning on our local beaches, as part of the 28th Annual Beach Cleanup. This event is one of three all-volunteer seasonal cleanups coordinated through the Adopt-A-Beach program of the Texas General Land Office. It is an effort to rid Texas beaches of litter.

Since 1986, Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up enough trash to fill a line of dump trucks 90 miles long. In all, more than 458,000 volunteers have removed 8,700 tons of trash from Texas beaches. The cleanups are an opportunity to come together with family and friends, while doing something good for the community and the environment.

The Spring Beach Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 26th from 9 AM to Noon at several Coastal Bend beaches, including Rockport Beach Park in Aransas County, Sunset Lake Park in San Patricio County, Avenue G at the beach, Lighthouse Lakes Park, Mustang Island State Park, Mollie Beattie Coastal Habitat Community, the Texas State Aquarium and Cole Park in Nueces County, and the Padre Balli Park Office, the Malaquite Visitors Center and Kaufer-Hubert Park in Kleberg County.

Volunteers are asked to wear sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, sunglasses and a hat, and to bring plenty of water and bug repellant. Trash bags will be provided. The cleanup will take place rain or shine.

For more information, call 1-877-TXCOAST or visit www.texasadoptabeach.org.

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