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Adopt-A-Beach fall cleanup coming


Volunteers are signing up now for the nation’s biggest coastal cleanup, slated for Saturday, Sept. 24. The 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup takes place at 30 sites coast-wide. 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 together. Come out and be a part of the solution on Saturday, Sept. 24.”
The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986, when 2,800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, more than 496,000 volunteers have removed more than 9,200 tons of trash from Texas beaches. 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 unable 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 one of seven RTIC Soft Pack 20 coolers. The random drawing will take place after the cleanup. Winners will be contacted directly.
Residents can support the Texas coast throughout the year by purchasing the official Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach specialty license plate. For every plate sale, the Adopt-A-Beach program receives a direct benefit that will help the program continue to grow, reduce litter on Texas beaches, and provide coastal environmental education to our youth.
The plate costs just $30 in addition to regular vehicle fees, with $22 used to support the Texas coastline. Personalized plates are also available for an extra $40. In addition, the cost of purchasing the plate is considered a tax-deductible donation.
Learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program by visiting www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or contact the GLO at 1-877-TXCOAST. Additionally, follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/texasadoptabeach or Twitter @TXAdoptABeach.