Beach cleanup

Danielle Echols, right, brings bags of trash to a designated area with Shawn Mumphord on Saturday at Boggy Nature Park in Port O’Connor.

PORT O’CONNOR — Madden Guevara, 9, likes to reel in redfish and blue marlin.

But Madden, of Port O’Connor, was after a different kind of catch Saturday morning.

Beach cleanup

Madden Guevara, 9, picks up trash in the grass at Boggy Nature Park in Port O’Connor.

Beach cleanup

Bags of collected trash lie on a kayak at Boggy Nature Park in Port O’Connor.

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Carlyn Himmons, middle, arrives with a boat containing garbage near Port O'Connor.

Beach cleanup

Donna Bailey smiles as she reaches the pier with garbage that needs to be placed in the dumpster in Port O'Connor. "I value our waters, and I value our wildlife," Bailey said. "Somebody (has) got to clean it up."

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Jerry Pearce throws bags of garbage into of a dumpster in Port O'Connor.

Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: mrosenberg@vicad.com or call 361-574-1264.

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Allan Berger

In addition to the volunteers, a special thanks to the sponsors of the POC Shorelines Cleanup: San Antonio River Authority, HEB, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, and Republic Services. Also, thank to TPWD Coastal Fisheries for use of the POC dock. You all made the event very successful! Allan Berger, Chair San Antonio Bay Partnership

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