From the Texas General Land Office regarding today’s volunteer Adopt a Beach clean up:
Cleanups are cancelled for the following locations: Sea Rim State Park, Jefferson County; Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County; The John M. O'Quinn I-45 Scenic Corridor & Virginia Point Peninsula Preserve, Galveston County; and Quintana Beach, Brazoria County.
From their website, here are the details for today:
Join us for a coast-wide fall beach cleanup on the Texas coast!
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m.
Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of drinking water. Adopt-A-Beach will provide all necessary materials.
About the Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program:
Since our first cleanup in 1986, more than 533,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 9,600 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.
Due to tide patterns in the Gulf of Mexico, trash dumped anywhere in the gulf is likely to end up on a Texas beach. Volunteers record information such as the source and type of debris collected on data cards. This data has been instrumental in the passage of international treaties and laws aimed at reducing the amount of offshore dumping.
Keeping Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental priority. Coastal tourism, a $7 billion industry, and commercial fishing, a $1.9 billion business, demand clean beaches and a healthy gulf to thrive.