Sail-by at Shrimpfest

Jack LaBarge
Sail-by at Shrimpfest
Dear Editor TSFMag,

We have noticed your “Be Kind to Shorelines” campaign and would like to advise you of one of our ongoing projects.

The Seadrift Sail and Yacht club has performed four beach cleanups in the past twelve months along the bayfront of Seadrift, TX. At each cleanup we have between 8-12 members and their families participating, and on average we collect about 1-1/2 pickup truck loads of trash.  We are out there on Saturday mornings to collect the trash and when the task is completed there is still time for the members to go sailing, kayaking, fishing or whatever other activity they choose.  Club members have also participated in the Crab Trap Cleanup at Charlie’s Bait Camp here in Seadrift and also the Big Shell Beach cleanup at PINS the past couple of years.

In cooperation with Rhonda Cummins of the Sea Grant program we have installed mono-filament fishing line recycling tubes at our club area and other locations in Seadrift. Flyers about the recycle program are available for anyone interested in learning more about it.  For more information about Seadrift Sail and Yacht Club and our community service projects, contact Jack LaBarge at 361-772-8002.  We care about our community and hope our efforts to clean up will inspire others to follow our lead.  

Join us for our annual “Sail-by at Shrimpfest” on Saturday June 13 2009.  Check out our website: www.SSandYC.com.

Yours Truly,
Jack LaBarge