Cleanliness is not only next to Godliness,
Cleanliness is next to faith in the future,
respect for the past and a willingness
to commit our energies today!
On Friday, May 10, 2013, the City of Galveston dedicated the new dog park located at Menard Park in Honor of longtime island residents Jim and Pat McCloy. The McCloy's have been ardent supporters of our community and true animal lovers. It gave the Board and members of Clean Galveston, Inc., ( a Keep America Beautiful/Keep Texas Beautiful organization) great pride in donating the landscaping for this park and recommending the dedication. The McCloy's have been involved with our organization for 30 years, and we couldn't think of a better project than landscaping this park and dedicating it in their honor.
TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (GLO)
ADOPT – A – BEACH SPRING CLEANUP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
Clean Galveston is an all volunteer organization that manages the Adopt-A-Beach cleanup for the GLO. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org or just show up at Menard Park at 8:30 for registration and the cleanup is from 9am until noon. Each volunteer will be given data cards, gloves, pencils and trash bags. We typically have patches, goodies and stickers for fun too. All volunteers are advised to dress comfortably, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring sunscreen, hats, bug repellant and plenty of drinking water. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups are held rain or shine!
Registration may be done using PayPal. If paying for multiple walkers, please use the "Additional Walker" Information area within the check out pages to list all walkers.
- Click here to find the location that best suits your group.
- Click here to register your group.
- If you are a group click here to download the liability release waiver form to list all members in your group. This will need to be turned in on site.
The Adopt-A-Beach program is an all-volunteer effort that began in 1986 in an effort to rid Texas beaches of litter. Since the program began, more than 476,000 volunteers have removed 9,000 tons (more than 17 million pounds) of trash from the Texas coastline, making it one of the most successful volunteer efforts in the nation.
Due to tide patterns in the Gulf of Mexico, trash dumped anywhere in the gulf is likely to end up on a Texas beach. Volunteers record information such as the source and type of debris collected on data cards. This data has been instrumental in the passage of international treaties and laws aimed at reducing the amount of offshore dumping.
Keeping Texas beaches clean and safe is an economic as well as environmental priority. Coastal tourism, a $7 billion industry, and commercial fishing, a $1.9 billion business, demand clean beaches and a healthy gulf to thrive.
The program strives to:
- raise public awareness;
- educate citizens about the source of debris; and
- generate public support for state, national and international action to clean up coastal waters.
The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program, an all-volunteer effort, is dedicated to preserving and protecting Texas beaches. The program's success is due to the generous efforts of dedicated volunteer county coordinators, coastal community leaders, sponsors and citizens. Strong support from the private sector helps carry our message to Texans all across the state.
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