Texans hit the beach . . . and collect 78 tons of trashTexans hit the beach . . . and collect 78 tons of trashhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=164312017-04-27T05:00:00Z2017-04-27T15:00:00Z

​​​​AUSTIN –  Volunteers removed over 78 tons of trash last Saturday at the Texas General Land Office's 31st annual Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. 

Around 6,770 volunteers showed up at 28 locations coastwide to remove 156,699 pounds of trash from 146 miles of Texas coastline.

Commissioner George P. Bush and his family participated in the cleanup at Mustang Island State Park where they were joined by 200-plus volunteers in picking up more than 10,000 pounds of trash along five miles at that site alone.

The most trash was collected on beaches in Brazoria County (47,720 pounds).

"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. The Adopt-A-Beach program has been instrumental in keeping beaches clean throughout the last three decades, aiding tourism and commercial fishing industries while maintaining the coast for Texas families."​

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