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Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 23rd

Nation’s biggest all-volunteer cleanup right here in Texas
Special kickoff event at Andy Bowie Park


AUSTIN, Texas)  — Volunteers are signing up now for the nation’s biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd. The 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at three sites in the Rio Grande Valley area. Commissioner George P. Bush will attend the South Padre Island Cameron County cleanup at Andy Bowie Park. A brief kickoff event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with Commissioner Bush, Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda and South Padre Island Mayor Barry Patel addressing volunteers.

Who:                    Thousands of Texans who care about the coast

What:                   30th GLO Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

When:                  Saturday, April 23rd

                              Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

                              Clean up will be from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: 3 sites in the Rio Grande Valley

South Padre Island Cameron County Parks

Check-in: Andy Bowie Park, Access Road #2, Highway 100

Contact: Blanca Macias, 956-761-5494, [email protected]; Cindy Escobedo, 956-761-3700, [email protected]

South Padre Island City Beaches

Check-in: South Padre Island City Beach Access #3, Gulf Blvd. between Palm Street and Corral Street

Contact: Elaine Sanchez, 972-467-7584, [email protected] or Victor Baldovinos, 956-761-8123, [email protected]

Boca Chica

Check-in: End of Highway 4 at the beach

Contact: Fernando Ramirez, 956-459-9611, [email protected]

Volunteers can sign up online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or show up on-site Saturday morning to take part in a fun-filled day at the beach that makes a difference.

“Sign up now to join forces with thousands of other Texans who care about the coast,” said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush. “Marine debris kills wildlife and hurts tourism, but it’s a problem we can fix. Come out and be a part of the solution on Saturday, April 23rd.”

Each volunteer will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags. All volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and plenty of drinking water. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups are held rain or shine!

Texans who are not able to attend the cleanup can help keep their beaches clean by making a tax-deductible donation online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org. There are several different Adopt-A-Beach sponsorship levels ranging from $25 to $25,000, allowing both individuals and corporations to contribute to this major cleanup effort.

Everyone who signs up online and checks in at their cleanup location will be entered to win any one of the following:

–        Yeti Tundra 45 cooler

–        GoPro HERO4 Session HD Waterproof Action Camera

–        Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera (one in pink and one in blue)

The random drawing will take place after the cleanup. Winners will be contacted directly.

The 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is sponsored by SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Schlumberger, Keep Texas Beautiful, Corona Del Mar Properties, and Trusted Senior Specialists. Local television media sponsors are: KGBT – CBS 4, KNVO – Univision, and KFTV Unimas 32. The local radio sponsors are: KFRQ – Q 94.5 FM, KKPS – 99.5 FM, KNVO – 101.1 FM, and KVLY – 107.9 FM.

To learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program, visit www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or contact the GLO at 1-877-TX COAST. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/texasadoptabeach or follow us on Twitter@TXAdoptABeach.