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Fall Beach Cleanup is Saturday on Island

September 11, 2018

HARLINGEN — No beach can stand on its own when it comes to litter.

This Saturday, the Cameron County Parks Department is hosting its annual Fall Beach Cleanup on South Padre Island, which will stretch five miles from Beach Access No. 2 to Beach Access No. 6.

“Plastic bottles, trash bags and cans — once in a while we’ll find a diaper,” said Blanca Macias, Adopt-A-Beach coordinator for the parks department.

Macias said last year 1,800 volunteers showed up to clear trash from one of the most popular beaches in Texas.

Parks officials said no volunteer group is too big or too small, and that as an incentive, Schlitterbahn is offering one-day admission for two persons at $40 for volunteers, good for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Volunteers need only show the wristband they will be issued Saturday to activate the deal.

After the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, volunteers will be treated to hot dogs, chips and cold drinks.

“ We provide gloves, we provide a data card that people can tally what they find out there, and then of course we provide the trash bags for them,” Macias said.

For more information, or to pre-register, call Macias or Edgar Yada at 956-761-3700.

rkelley@vallesytar.com

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