Updated: 9/28 7:29 pm
Victoria (KAVU) Fun in the sun and not with the trash first year volunteer, Patricia Perez, of Calhoun County, loves the beach and she said, “It’s important to give back what the beach gives to us and sharp objects and papers just don’t cut it on the grass so come in and clean up and take care of your surroundings.”
Adopt- A- Beach cleanup is held twice every year and is celebrated along the entire Gulf Coast. In Texas, more than 446,000 volunteers have removed more than 17 million pounds of trash, since 1986.
Daniel Gale, with the beach cleanup got everyone organized in Port O’ Conner at King Fisher Beach and he said,” It makes you feel good to do something for your community and for the people who come down here to enjoy the beach.”
So as volunteers went out and got involved first thing they received was a pair of gloves, which was so their hands stayed protected with all the different objects they could have picked up. They couldn’t just pick up anything, they had a check list of objects that were safe to handle.
Best part about the Adopt-A-Beach cleanup was age didn’t matter. Carly and Elizabeth were both eleven years old and felt great for giving back the good cause.
Carly said, “Clean just a little and it can make a big difference.”
Chris Delgado and his Aunt finished their cleanup and found a variety of bottles, plastics, and even pieces from Fourth of July fireworks. They had a word of advice for everyone, “Protect our beaches and keep it nice and clean.”