Texas State Aquarium to Coordinate Clean Up of North Beach as Part of Statewide Adopt-A-Beach Program

February 7, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) will coordinate a cleanup of the North Beach area for the 2018 Texas Adopt-A-Beach Winter Beach Cleanup on Saturday, February 10. Texas State Aquarium volunteers will also conduct a cleanup of Packery Channel Park. Both events will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m.

Over 100 people are expected at the North Beach cleanup, and additional volunteers are encouraged to join. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Texas State Aquarium and the cleanup begins at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of drinking water. All other necessary materials including trash bags and gloves will be provided.

Other Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups will also be held throughout Texas and the Coastal Bend Area and any volunteers are welcome to sign up and help make Texas coastlines free of trash and other marine debris. Volunteers can find a cleanup site closest to them at texasadoptabeach.org.

Keeping Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental priority. Coastal tourism, a $7 billion industry, and commercial fishing, a $1.9 billion business, demand clean beaches and a healthy gulf to thrive. Since 1986, the Aquarium’s clean-ups have removed more than 225,000 pounds of trash from local beaches and wetlands. In total, Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 9,500 tons of trash from Texas beaches.

The Texas State Aquarium is open daily.

WHAT: Photo/Video opportunity of North Beach clean-up by volunteers and TSA staff

WHEN: Saturday, February 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Texas State Aquarium, 2710 North Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402

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