The party is at Sea Rim State Park. Bring sunscreen.
The beach is getting a spring cleaning and Tracy Ferguson will check in Adopt-A-Beach volunteers who want to make this natural beach sparkle. Be prepared to work from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28.
“It’s our Texas beaches and we need to keep them clean,” Ferguson, park supervisor, said. “You never know what exotic things have washed ashore.”
He said a group was surprised to find Chinese lettering on a bottle of Pert shampoo found on the beach, but knows the original user probably wouldn’t want it to spoil the view half a world away. Sea Rim offers miles of “just beach” and the Gambusia Trail through marshland. This shore took a hit from Hurricane Ike, but has been back open for several months. Ferguson said plans are underway to turn the portable potties back into a more permanent structure and add outdoor showers. Camping is available.
Help Turn the Tide Against Trash!” is the slogan for this year’s cleanup. The park entrance is on Texas 87 South, 10 miles west of Sabine Pass. For details call Ferguson at (409) 971-2559 or visit www.TexasAdoptABeach.org. Cleanups are organized across Texas. Wear sunscreen, shoes, sunglasses and a hat; bring plenty of drinking water and mosquito repellent, check in by 9 a.m.; and get ready to clean, rain or shine.
Save the date for the Sept. 22 fall cleanup.