Port Houston proudly partnered up with the Galveston Bay Foundation to host one of the statewide clean-up sites for the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach event at Morgan’s Point Sept. 23.
Over 100 community volunteers, including Port Houston employees, worked together to clean up more than 4,500 pounds of trash and recyclables along a half a mile stretch of Texas shoreline. Port Houston’s environmental department took the initiative to supply the additional trash bins and recycling bins needed for the collection effort.
This year’s event was especially important due to the recent damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The Adopt-A-Beach program focuses on efforts to raise public awareness and educate citizens about the source of debris, with the goal of keeping Texas beaches clean and safe.
In addition to the cleanup efforts, all aluminum cans collected during the event were donated to Cans for Canines, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for service dogs.
“We really appreciate all the organizations’ and volunteers involved in this year’s clean-up event,” said Garret Berg, assistant community relations manager for Port Houston.
“Their support and hard work has been tremendous and helped us focus on our environmental efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It’s special to see so many community members come together to clean up and restore our local beaches after a terrible storm event like that.”