2021 KEEP GALVESTON BEAUTIFUL EVENTS



 

WE'RE BACK!!!!
ARE YOU READY FOR 2021 WALKABOUT!!!

"A Treasure Hunt Through Galveston Island's Downtown/Strand District" Check-In will be from 11:30am until 2:00pm, Saturday, October 9th, at Sound Bar, 2411 Mechanic Street. The donation is $50.00 per walker and benefits Clean Galveston, Inc., dba Keep Galveston Beautiful a 501 (c)(3) organization. The benefit is limited to the first 500 walkers to sign up. Registration may be done on-line at cleangalveston.org. T-shirts will go to all preregistered, paid entrants, who have submitted a t-shirt size at registration.

Event Registration Link: 2021 WalkAbout Tickets, Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 11:30 AM | Eventbrite




 

TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE (GLO)
ADOPT A BEACH
SPRING COASTWIDE CLEANUP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program! Make plans to join us and volunteers around the world as we clean shores during the International Coastal Cleanup. Keep Galveston Beautiful (Clean Galveston) is an all-volunteer organization that through its local coordinator manages the Adopt-A-Beach cleanup for the Texas General Land Office. Registration for the Coastwide Clean-Ups is required. Please use this link for your registration:
http://www.glo.texas.gov/adopt-a-beach/volunteer/cleanups/index.html

The Galveston Island clean-up supply pick up is located at Menard Park at 27th & Seawall Blvd. Registrants may arrive as early as 8:30 on the day of the event to pick up supplies. The cleanup is from 9am until noon. Volunteers will be provided a location on the island to clean the day of the event unless you have specified where you want to go in your registration comments.

Volunteers will be given non-latex gloves, a trash bag and a patch. Maps will also be available if you are not from the area and need assistance navigating to your beach location.

In an effort to be more sustainable and get the proper organizations information sooner, we are not using data cards any longer to track the trash. We are now using this great mobile app called Clean Swell. Please download the app and set up your account before the clean-up. Please refer to this link to get started:
https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/international-coastal-cleanup/cleanswell/

All volunteers are advised to dress comfortably, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring sunscreen, hats, plenty of water and bug repellant. A limited supply of drinking water will be provided (no lunch). The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups are held rain or shine!

If you have any questions, please email us at beach@glo.texas.gov

Questions from the past:Questions from the past:

  • Will there be t-shirts for sale this year? No.
  • Is there an age requirement? No, but you will be outside and walking for the event so you should plan on the heat and any mobility issues.
  • Is there parking? Menard Park is just the registration site. Participants are sent to various spots on Galveston Island to clean. Some of the site have free parking. The Galveston Seawall does not have free parking.
  • Are tents allowed on the beach? Easy up tents and tarps are allowed on the beach, but you MUST take them with you at the end of your stay/clean up.

Other info: https://texasadoptabeach.org/pdf/aab-faq.pdf

General Information:
The Adopt-A-Beach program is an all-volunteer effort that began in 1986 in an effort to rid Texas beaches of litter. Since our first cleanup, more than 551,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up nearly 10,000 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.

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. Follow Adopt-A-beach on Facebook at www.facebook.com/texasadoptabeach.

You can also follow Twitter via @TXAdoptABeach and use #TexasAdoptABeach

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Clean Galveston | P.O. Box 1196 | Galveston, Texas 77553