Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup this Saturday

(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 four sites in the Victoria area:

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. and clean up will be from 9 a.m. to noon) Where: Four sites in the Victoria area

Locations:
Magnolia Beach/Indianola – Calhoun County
Check-in: Crabbin’ Bridge
Contact: Rhonda Cummins

Boggy Nature Park, Port O’Connor – Calhoun County
Check-in: At the birding observation deck
Contact: Alexa Cordova

King Fisher Beach, Port O’Connor-Calhoun County
Check-in: Pavilion at King Fisher Beach
Contact: Roxanne Ochoa

Austwell Pier-Refugio County
Check-in: Austwell Pier
Contact: Dwight Mutschler

Volunteers can sign up online at Texas Adopt A Beach website 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: KVCT – FOX, KAVU – ABC, KMOL – NBC, KXTS – CBS, KUNU – Univision, and KVTX – Telemundo.

The local radio sponsors are: KIXS – 108 FM, KLUB – 106.9 FM, KQVT – Q92, and KTXN – 98.7 Jack.

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 or follow us on Twitter.