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State of Texas
Texas Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup
by Jim Guidry
Thursday, September 24, 2009

The 23rd Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be held Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas coast. GuidryNews.com is a media sponsor of the event.

"The Land Office has been sponsoring the Adopt-A-Beach program since Garry Mauro started it in 1986 and this is our 23rd Fall Cleanup," said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in an interview with Guidry News Service, noting that volunteers come from across the state to help clean the beaches. Listen: RealPlayer MP3 

Patterson urged Adopt-A-Beach volunteers to wear shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Volunteers will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags. Most sites along the coast conclude the day’s cleanup with cold drinks, hot food and lots of fun.

Volunteers can register at any of 27 check-in sites between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday. These locations are in Southeast Texas:

McFaddin Beach—Jefferson County (market site)
Check-in: McFaddin Beach entrance 1.9 miles west of Sea Rim State Park on Hwy. 87
Contact: Mark Guzman, 409-896-5555 ext. 135

Chambers County
Check-in: 1 mile east of the intersection of Highways 124 and 87 at the beach
Contact: Lana Yawn, 409/267-2644, 409/296-8250 or Patti Kahla, 409/267-1370, 409/267-2650

Horsepen Bayou - Harris County
Check-in: Clear Lake High School, 2929 Bay Area Blvd.
Contact:
Andrew Schaafs, 832-818-1381

Bolivar Peninsula - Galveston County

Check-in: Crenshaw Elementary, 416 Hwy 87, about 7 miles from the ferry landing
Contact: Denise Parsons, 1-877-(TXCOAST) 892-6278

Kemah - Galveston County
Check-in: Hwy. 146 on north side of the Kemah bridge and about 1/2 mile east of the bridge on
Todville Rd. between the bridge and 2nd street.
Contact: Erin Radney, 832-326-4290

Seabrook-Harris County
Check-in: Hwy. 146 north side of Clear Creek under bridge on Seabrook city side
Contact: Rex Ward, 281-910-8774

The John M. O'Quinn I-45 Estuarial Corridor & Virginia Point Penninsula Preserve - Galveston County (market site)
Check-in: Exit 6 off I-45 at Reitan Point
Contact: Evangeline Whorton, 979-234-2096, 409-744-7431, 409-789-4996 (cell)

Galveston Island - Galveston County (market site)
Check-in: Menard Park, 27th & Seawall Blvd.
Contact: Gary Schero, 409-762-3363

Surfside - Brazoria County
Check-in: Stahlman Park, C.R. 257 (Bluewater Hwy.)
Contact: James Glover, Brazoria County Parks Department, 979-864-1541

Quintana, Bryan Beach - Brazoria County
Check-in: Quintana Beach County Park, 5th St.
Contact: Rich Tillman, 979-864-1564 ext. 112, Sandra Smith, 979-244-8806 ext. 112

Sargent Beach, Bay City - Matagorda County
Check-in: Sargent Beach entrance
Contact: Lamar Brown, Tony Pustekovsky, 979-429-0048

Matagorda Beach - Matagorda County
Check-in: Matagorda Jetty Park
Contact: Peggy Stanley, 979-863-2920, 979-216-6016 (cell)

For locations on the lower Texas Gulf Coast and other information about Adopt-A-Beach
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