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Texas' Adopt-a-Beach volunteer program turns 30Texas' Adopt-a-Beach volunteer program turns 30https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=123302016-03-01T06:00:00Z2016-03-01T17:00:00Z

​​​AUSTIN – Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of a month-long Texas Adopt-A-Beach fundraising campaign to commemorate the program’s 30th anniversary.

Throughout March, individuals who donate $30 or more will receive a Texas Adopt-A-Beach yearly membership and a limited-edition t-shirt bearing the phrase, “Better Beaches Since 1986.”

Only a portion of the Adopt-A-Beach program’s funding comes from state and federal grants. Each year, individuals and other private sources donate more than half of the funds necessary to run the program.

“Many Texas industries rely on a healthy coast to thrive,” said Commissioner Bush. "Keeping beaches clean is not just an environmental issue—it’s an economic one as well.” 

Donations to the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program are tax-deductible and can be made at TexasAdoptABeach.org

Over the past 30 years, 489,000 Adopt-a-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 9,200 tons of trash from Texas beaches.

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