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.
For more information, visit the Texas General land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach website.
View the KPAB Calendar to find out details about the next Adopt-A-Beach in Port Aransas.
Citywide Garage Sale
The annual Citywide Garage Sale is co-sponsored by KPAB and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.
Each year, individuals and businesses from throughout Port Aransas clear out unwanted items and make them available for a new home. The point is to repurpose old items, keeping them out of landfills.
Anyone in town may also hold a garage sale.