Beach cleanup set for April 28
Head to the beach on Saturday, April 28, to join in the 26th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup.
Volunteers will clean the Port Aransas beach and the beach at St. Joseph Island.
Check-in at 8:30 a.m. on the beach at Avenue G. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m.
Folks can register on-line at www.texasadoptabeach.org, or at the event.
Data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags will be handed out to volunteers at check-in.
The cleanup will go on, rain or shine, until noon. Individuals, families, organizations and youth groups are encouraged to participate.
Remember to use plenty of sunscreen and wear a hat if you have one.
Afterward, enjoy hot dogs, cookies and beverages at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in Roberts Point Park. Refreshments will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce sponsors Jetty Boat fares out of Fisherman’s Wharf for volunteers being transported to St. Joseph Island. 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.