Volunteers needed for beach cleanups

Rockport, TX

Cleanup efforts continue in parts of Texas that were ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

The Texas coast was also hit hard and some parts were left destroyed.

Volunteers will hit the beaches for cleanup efforts starting Saturday Sept. 23. from 9 a.m to noon.

"Hurricane Harvey was a destructive force that ravaged communities along the coast, but on Sept. 23, Texans from far and wide are going to come together to help restore our Texas beaches," said Land Commissioner George P. Bush. "Many residents of the towns and communities along the Texas coast are dependent on tourism for their livelihood. Sign up now to join forces with thousands of other Texans who care about the coast and helping Texans rebuild."

If your interested in helping you can register online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org. or register on-site at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for one of the 14 sites. 

o Houston/Galveston area: Galveston Island, Morgan's Point, Nature Conservancy's Texas City Prairie Preserve
o Brazoria County: Quintana & Surfside Beach
o Port O'Connor: Boggy Nature Park and King Fisher Beach
o Corpus Christi: Baffin Bay, North Beach, North Padre Island/Padre Balli Park, and Padre Island National Seashore
o Rio Grande Valley: South Padre Island/Andy Bowie Park, Town Beach Access #3 and Boca Chica

To learn more about the Adopt-A-Beach program, visit www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or contact the GLO at 1-877-TXCOAST.