Port Houston team members, their families and friends gathered together near Sims Bayou to volunteer at this year’s Rivers, Lakes, Bays and Bayous “Trash Bash” March 25. In addition to providing volunteers, Port Houston also supported the event as a platinum level sponsor.
In its 24th consecutive year, Trash Bash is the largest single-day waterway cleanup in the State of Texas. Throughout the state, thousands of volunteers gathered at various locations along Texas waterways to clean up the environment.
In 2016, volunteers gathered 53.9 tons of trash, 1.4 tons of recyclable materials and 518 old tires while cleaning 177 miles of shoreline.
“With Houston being known as the “Bayou City,” Port Houston was excited to participate and raise awareness to the cause as many of these bayous, rivers and waterways connect with our beloved Houston Ship Channel,” said Leslie Herbst, community relations manager for Port Houston.
Founded in 1994 by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Trash Bash has grown to 14 sites across the Galveston Bay Watershed with an average of 4,500 volunteers annually.