September is Beach Cleanup Month All Along the Texas Coast

September is Beach Cleanup Month All Along the Texas Coast

Everybody loves Texas beaches and here’s your chance to show your favorite beach some real Texas love. September 23 is going to be big day. TSFMag is encouraging readers to join with hundreds of volunteers from all across the state in cleaning debris from our beautiful shorelines. Listed below are 30 facilitated beach sites where organized teams will be putting their backs into Texas General Land Office’s ADOPT-A-BEACH program.

Learn more at: www.glo.texas.gov/adopt-a-beach/

The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program is an all-volunteer effort dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas Beaches.

Since the program began back in 1986, there have been more than 523,000 volunteers remove more than 9,590 tons of trash from Texas beaches. By becoming an official Beach Guardian in the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program, you will join a network of concerned Texans dedicated to keeping our coast clean, safe and beautiful.

The program strives to:

  • raise public awareness;
  • educate citizens about the source of debris; and
  • generate public support for state, national and international action to clean up coastal waters.

The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. The program's success is due to the generous efforts of dedicated volunteer county coordinators, coastal community leaders, sponsors and citizens. Strong support from the private sector helps carry our message to Texans all across the state.

Do your part to keep Texas beaches beautiful!

Cleanup Events – September 23, 2019

Sea Rim State Park

Check-in: Park Entrance
Contact: Glenda Rutherford 409-971-2559, ext. 222 [email protected]

Bolivar Peninsula/Crystal Beach
Check-in: Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department
Contact: Brenda Flanagan 409-291-9092
[email protected]

Morgan's Point
Check-in: Parking area at Ballester Fishing Area
Contact: Emily Ford (281) 332-3381 Ext. 207
[email protected]

Nature Conservancy Texas City Prairie Preserve
Check-in: 4702 Hwy 146 N
Contact: Tim O'Connell 409-941-9114 409-392-3550 (cell) [email protected]
Adriane Arnold 713-829-7093
[email protected]

John M. O'Quinn I-45 Estuarial Corridor & Virginia Point Peninsula Preserve
Check-in: Exit 6 off of Hwy I-45 at Reitan Point
Contact: Evangeline Whorton 979-234-2096 409-789-4996 (cell) [email protected]

Galveston Island
Check-in: Menard Park, 27th Street & Seawall Blvd.
Contact: Sheryl Rozier, Keep Galveston Beautiful
[email protected]

Surfside Beach
Check-in: Stahlman Park (Bluewater Highway)
Contact: Mike Mullenweg, Brazoria County Parks Department 979-864-1152 [email protected]

Quintana Beach
Check-in: Quintana Beach County Park, 330 5th Street
Contact: Patty Brinkmeyer 979-233-1461
[email protected]

Sargent Beach
Check-in: County Park, 457 & CR 230 (Canal Dr)
Contact: Mike Sandridge 281-908-4024
[email protected]
Ray Fessenden 979-482-7007
[email protected]
David Dupont 713-956-5240
[email protected]

Matagorda Beach
Check-in: Matagorda Jetty Park
Contact: Peggy Stanley 979-216-6016
[email protected]

Palacios
Check-in: The Luther Hotel, 408 S. Bay Blvd.
Contact: Darlene Faldyn 361-765-0592
[email protected]
Diane Smith 915-503-3909
[email protected]

Boggy Nature Park/Port O'Connor
Check-in: At the birding observation deck
Contact: Alexa Cordova 361-573-2428 [email protected]

Magnolia Beach/Port Lavaca
Check-in: Crabbin' Bridge
Contact: Angie Finegan 512-937-6684
[email protected]

King Fisher Beach/Port O'Connor
Check-in: King Fisher Beach Pavilion
Contact: Roxanne Ochoa 361-746-4965
[email protected]

Austwell Pier
Check-in: Austwell Pier (where it was prior to Hurricane Harvey)
Contact: Dwight Mutschler 361-286-3762 361-550-5485 (cell)
[email protected]abeach.org

Aransas Pass/Redfish Bay
Check-in: Lighthouse Lakes Park
Contact: Richard Gonzales 361-779-7351
[email protected]

Portland/Sunset Lake Park
Check-in: Sunset Lake Park
Contact: Kristin Connor 361-777-4670
[email protected]

St. Jo's Island
Check-in: Fisherman's Wharf
Contact: Shannon Solimine 512-574-9191
[email protected]
Angie Huckabay 361-500-7642
[email protected]

Port Aransas
Check-in: Avenue G at the beach
Contact: Shannon Solimine 512-574-9191
[email protected]
Angie Huckabay 361-500-7642
[email protected]

Mustang Island State Park
Check-in: Park Headquarters Parking Lot
Contact: Eric Ehrlich 361-749-5246
[email protected]

Packery Flats
Check-in: Parking lot off Hwy 361
Contact: Jace Tunnell 361-244-8665
[email protected]

North Padre Island/Padre Balli Park
Check-in: Padre Balli Park Office
Contact: John Vaughn 361-779-0477
[email protected]
Jim Needham—Surfrider Foundation
[email protected]

North Beach Corpus Christi
Check-in: Texas State Aquarium
Contact: Melanie Kudra 361-881-1319
[email protected]

Cole Park/Corpus Christi
Check-in: 1526 Ocean Drive
Contact: Celina Ybarbo-Pulcher 361-826-1655
[email protected]
Katie Galan 361-290-2461
[email protected]

Padre Island National Seashore
Check-in: Malaquite Visitor Center
Contact: Chuck Lassiter 361-949-8068 / 361-949-8069
[email protected]

Baffin Bay
Check-in: Kaufer-Hubert Park
Contact: Letty Couch 361-522-9861
[email protected]

Port Mansfield
Check-in: Laguna Point Park
Contact: Robin Flores 361-790-6792
[email protected]

South Padre Island/Andy Bowie Park
Check-in: Access Road 2 off of Hwy 100
Contact: Blanca Macias 956-761-5494
[email protected]
Danielle Delgado 956-761-3700
[email protected]

South Padre Island City Beach Access #3
Check-in: Gulf Blvd. (between Palm and Corral)
Contact: Victor Baldovinos 956-761-8123
[email protected]
Angie Cantu 956-761-8123

Boca Chica
Check-in: End of Hwy 4 at the beach
Contact: Fernando Ramirez 956-459-9611
[email protected]