Adopt-A-Beach seeks helpers
Join in the 26th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 28.
Cleanup begins at 9 a.m., and volunteers are asked to check-in at 8:30 a.m. on the beach at Avenue G.
Registration also will be taken on-line at www.texasadoptabeach.org.
Volunteers will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags at check-in. The cleanup will go on, rain or shine, until noon. Individuals, families, organizations and youth groups are invited to participate.
Strap on a hat, slip on a pair of shoes and slather on sunscreen before heading to the beach.
Afterward, volunteers may enjoy hot dogs at Roberts Point Park.
Cookies donated by the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, along with beverages, will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion.
The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce sponsors Jetty Boat fares out of Fisherman’s Wharf for volunteers being transported to St. Joseph Island to clean up that beach. Contact Deno Fabrie at 749- 0256 to reserve a spot on the boat.
Port Aransas is one of 29 designated sites along the Texas coast to participate in the annual cleanup. Statewide coastal cleanups are held every spring and fall.
In addition to cleaning our beaches, the effort helps 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.
Those who are unable to participate, but still want to support the volunteer effort, can make a tax-deductible donation online.
For more information contact Fabrie at 749- 0256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributing to the event’s success each year are H-E-B, Family Center IGA, Ållied Waste, Fisherman’s Wharf, Newport Dunes Golf Club, Omni Hotel Corpus Christi and the South Jetty.