Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Birthday Beach Cleanup
For my 30th birthday (getting old) I will be in Port A with my lovely wife, and my birthday also happens to fall on the GLO's adopt a beach cleanup. This is awesome, and I couldn't think of a better way to ring in my 30's then to be helping preserve our coast. I have been a member of surfrider since I was a teenager, and am excited that many fellow members from the Surfrider's Central Texas Chapter will be attending the clean up as well. The Central Texas Chapter have adopted a mile of the beach on Mustang Island, and will be cleaning that adopted section for this clean up. Let's pray for surf, and happy birthday to me!
Here is more information about the clean up and how you can help:
The 25 th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place Saturday, April 30th at 30 sites along the Texas coast. "Bring the family and let's go clean the beach," said Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. "The Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is a great time for a great cause, and has been since 1986." The Adopt-A-Beach Program is one of the most successful all-volunteer efforts in the nation. In the past 25 years, 406,000 Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 7,900 tons of trash from the Texas Gulf Coast. And thanks to a generous $50,000 donation by Shell Oil Company and Motiva Enterprises LLC, Adopt-A-Beach will celebrate its 25 th anniversary by reaching out to even more beach lovers.
Volunteers may register on-line for the Spring Cleanup at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or at one of the 29 check-in sites beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30 th . 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. Statewide coastal cleanups are held every spring and fall.
To learn how you can participate, or for additional information on the Adopt-A-Beach Program, please visit www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or contact the GLO at 1-877-TX COAST. Those interested may also become a fan of the program at www.facebook.com/texasadoptabeach where event details and results will also be posted.