Each year the Texas General Land Office conducts two beach clean-up along the Gulf Coast. Since 1986 over 477,000 volunteers have collected over 17,000,000 pounds of trash. Yesterday was beach clean-up in Port Aransas. The event participants are all volunteers. Each is assigned an area and then the work is done between 9:00 and 12:00. The day was overcast in the morning which was a blessing to the workers.
Groups participate. Pictured are the Masons.
No event would be complete without a rousing send-off from the boss. The mayor is scheduled to do the duty.
At the sign-up tent, one gets a location to clean, a trash bag and water.
The objective of the clean-up.
No, the front loader is not there to help. In fact, whoever planned its appearance did not have a clue about the clean-up day. It piled sand on the entrance to the event. (now in the process of removing)
A Texas food chain sponsor
Another sponsor. Republic Services is a waste handling and recycling company.
Port A’s most popular Mexican food restaurant.
Our local food store
Here are the guidelines for safety.
Here is a group from Incarnate Word University in San Antonio. They must have had to get up at 4:00 AM to get here.
Producer and Twiggy.
A moment between Twiggy and her fans.