Adopt A Beach Clean Up Postponed Until Next Month

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People already registered are still registered for October 6

With the threat of a possible hurricane or tropical storm bearing down on the coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the Texas General Land Office is postponing the annual Adopt-A-Beach gathering of hearty volunteers who collect garbage from Texas beaches until next month. The storm doesn’t look like it will materialize into a major threat, but out of an abundance of caution for the safety of volunteers for the first time ever in their 23-year history it is being moved to a later date.

“We’ve had over 7,000 people sign up online that were so eager to go out and clean the beach that we thought ‘Why not just postpone it until October?’” says Renee Tuggle, statewide coordinator for the program.

Those people who had already registered for the 9am to noon event are automatically registered for October 6. If you would like to volunteer, go here.

Since the program began more than 500,000 volunteers have gathered more than 9,550 tons of garbage from beach fronts that line the state’s coast.

There are 30 locations at which to participate.

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