December 4, 2023
AUSTIN – More than 6,500 volunteers participated in the 2023 Adopt-A-Beach Coastwide Fall Cleanup Sept. 23, removing a total of 220,816 pounds of trash from 22 sites stretching from Port Arthur to South Padre.
This year’s state sponsors included the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas Coastal Management Program, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Valero, Ocean Conservancy, Wild Spirit Wild Places, SLB, Cheniere, ATX Solar, Flint Hills Resources, and SESCO Cement.
The Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986 when 2,800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, 574,550 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up nearly 10,000 tons of trash from Texas beaches.