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Padre Island National Seashore will be hosting the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-beach Clean-up on Saturday, September 22, 2007. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate. Registration will occur at 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. at the MalaquiteVisitorCenter and the beach clean-up will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 12:00noon. A hot dog lunch will be served.
The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Program is a volunteer effort engaging volunteers across the state of Texas who are committed to keeping Texas beaches clean by removing trash along beaches and coastal waters, and to increase public awareness about the problem of marine debris.
Volunteers should meet at the Padre Island National Seashore Malaquite Visitor Center. Entrance fees for volunteers will be waived; however, participants are asked to stop at the entrance station before going to the event location and encouraged to bring sunscreen and a hat. Interested groups and individuals should call the MalaquiteVisitorCenter at 361-949-8068.