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Nearly 221K pounds of trash removed from Texas beaches this fall

​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.

Th​​​​​is 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.​


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