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26th annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup set

April 21, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated April 20, 2012 at 11:21 p.m.


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WHAT: Adopt-A-Beach Spring Clean-upWHEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon, SaturdayWHERE: Magnolia Beach/Indianola - Calhoun CountyCHECK-IN: Crabbin' BridgeCONTACT: Rhonda Cummins, 361-552-9747, rhonda.cummins@texasadoptabeach.orgKing Fisher Beach, Port O'Connor - Calhoun County CHECK-IN: Pavilion at King Fisher BeachCONTACT: Debbie Gayle, 361-552-3200 (daytime), 361-983-4647 (evening), debbie.gayle@texasadoptabeach.orgAustwell Pier - Refugio CountyCHECK-IN: Austwell PierCONTACT: Dwight Mutschler, 361-286-3762, austwellredfish@texasadoptabeach.orgGO TO: TexasAdoptABeach.org for more information.

Thousands of volunteers across the state are expected to take part in the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday.

In the Victoria area, volunteers will hit three beaches: Magnolia Beach, King Fisher Beach and the Austwell Pier.

Texas, home to the nation's first all-volunteer beach cleanup in 1986, boasts one of the biggest all-volunteer beach cleanups in the nation. More than 10,000 Texans are expected to participate in the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup coast-wide.

"Texans aren't afraid to roll-up their sleeves and get to work for a good cause, and Adopt-A-Beach is a great one," said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. "Marine debris literally chokes the life out of the ocean, and it's a completely avoidable problem."

Volunteers may register on-line for the Spring Cleanup at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or at 29 of the 30 check-in sites beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Each volunteer will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags.

All volunteers are requested to wear closed-toe shoes, bring sunscreen and plenty of drinking water.

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