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News Release
Friday, March 04, 2011

18th Annual Trash Bash Set for March 26

One of the state’s largest waterway cleanup events is just around the corner.

River, Lakes, Bays ‘n Bayous Trash Bash is celebrating its 18th year and you’re invited to join the party. More than 5,000 Texans will gather at 17 locations across the Houston-Galveston area to participate on Saturday, March 26.

Mobilize your family, school, church, neighbors, and organizations to remove tons of trash and debris from your community - the Galveston Bay watershed. Participating in this half-day cleanup event is easy. Just visit and choose your site. Download your registration/liability forms and bring them to your chosen Trash Bashâ location or fill out a form onsite. Registration and check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Groups of six or more are encouraged to contact their site coordinator for special instructions that will ease registration.

Every site will provide volunteers with gloves, trash bags, t-shirts, lunch, door prizes, and educational activities. A commemorative patch is available for scouts and patch collectors.

To date, more than 65,000 volunteers from 13 counties have collected over 1,800 tons of trash. The mission of Trash Bashâ is to promote environmental stewardship through public education by using hands-on educational tools and by developing partnerships between environmental, governmental and private organizations. Each year, Trash Bashâ meets or surpasses this goal. Trash Bash celebrated record-breaking volunteer attendance (5,566) and miles of shoreline cleaned (122.6) in 2010.

Platinum ($5,000) Sponsors are: Agrifos, Apache Corporation, Channel 39 KIAH-TV, The Greensheet, Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, Houston-Galveston Area Council, KBR, LyondellBasell, and Republic Services.

Gold ($2,500) Sponsors are: Association of Bayport Companies, City of Houston‑Mayor Annise Parker, Clean Harbors Environmental Services, H-GAC-Clean Waters Initiative, Harris County Flood Control District, H-E-B, Nestlé Waters, The Sun Products Corporation, Texas Outhouse and The Dow Chemical Company.

Silver ($1,000) Sponsors are: AECOM, Air Products and Chemicals, AkzoNobel, Albemarle Foundation, American Acryl, Calumet, Celanese Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company–Pasadena, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company‑Houston Chemical Plant, iOffice, Klotz Associates, Kuraray America, The Lubrizol Corporation, Montgomery County, Occidental Chemical Corporation, San Jacinto River Authority, South Coast Terminals LP, TPC Group, TOTAL Petrochemicals USA, Inc.‑Bayport HPDE Plant, TOTAL Petrochemicals USA, Inc.‑La Porte Plant, US Forest Service, Vopak Gulf Coast Terminals and Waste Connections of Texas.

For more information visit,  call the Trash Bash Hotline at (281) 486-9500, or e-mail

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