Yesterday was a statewide Adopt-A-Beach Winter Clean up day sponsored by the Texas Land Office. Here in Port Aransas, the temperature was 40 degrees with an 18 mile an hour wind. Felt more like 34 degrees and spitting rain to boot. There were some brave souls who turned out to pick up litter and small plastic pieces
More than 512,000 volunteers have removed more than 9,495 tons of trash from Texas beaches since 1986. The next statewide cleanup is scheduled for April 20th.
I hope you enjoy the tour.
A shout out to a sponsor.
The check-in table.
The wonderful people who set up the event and make sure all the volunteers have everything they need. (I know it looks like they are standing in Minnesota)
Nothing like a friendly fire to help keep warm.
A Texas Land Office truck.
Here is a form ready for check-in.
Volunteers get a calendar if they wish.
Some nice patches for your down jacket.
A favorite place that fire.
Someone has built a sand tribute to Jesus. Although a bit random, we see sculptures frequently. The sand becomes an excellent vehicle for expression.
A volunteer hard at work. Notice the raging waters behind him.
More volunteers braving the cold and picking up a bag, data card to record the type of trash, and a pencil.
It is tough to leave the fire but we must.
Here is the score for the day. We think there is a mistake in identifying the crab trap tag as from Tennessee since that is a landlocked state. It might be Louisiana.