We all enjoy our beautiful beaches in South Texas, but unfortunately some people don't take care of their trash. That's why the Texas General Land Office puts together the  Adopt-A-Beach program, so people like you and I can volunteer a little time and help clean up.  Here are a few facts from the General Land Office:

  • The Adopt-A-Beach Program is an all-volunteer program that began in 1986 in an effort to rid Texas beaches of litter.
  • Since the program began, 496,000 volunteers have removed more than 9,200 tons of trash from the Texas coastline.
  • The Adopt-A-Beach cleanups are an opportunity to come together with family and friends and hopefully meet new friends while doing something good for the community and the environment.
  • The volunteers are what make this program so successful.
  • The Annual Texas General Land Office Fall Cleanup will be held at 29 sites all along the Texas coast on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
  • There are 4 sites in the Victoria area –Magnolia Beach/Indianola, King Fisher Beach, Austwell Pier, and Boggy Nature Park in Port O'Connor.

Locate the site you want to attend at www.texasadoptabeach.org.

  • Register online or just show up at the site of choice on Saturday.
  • Volunteers will need to wear closed toe shoes and bring – sunscreen, sunglasses, bug repellant, a hat, and drinking water.
  • On September 22nd, check in at the site location of choice and receive your supplies (trash bags, gloves, data cards, and pencils).
  • Go clean the beach.
  • When finished cleaning, return back to the check-in site and turn in your data cards and enjoy some refreshments.