Bi-National Beach Clean Up Set for Sept. 22nd

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 2:25pm

The water itself is a pretty, but on land, it's a bit of a different story. Everything from plastic bottles to beer cans, plastic bags, and other random pieces of debris line the sand of Boca Chica Beach. We're told it's a similar site on Mexico's side of the water.

"We share the same concerns, same difficulties with Boca Chica Beach and Playa Baghdad, that is it's not an economic area so it's very neglected," says Eli DeLeon of Keep Brownsville Beautiful.

People come out and leave their trash behind because there's no one there to really police or enforce the consequences of littering.

Saturday the two sister cities will unite in cleaning up their respective parts of the beach.

“I believe the distance between Matamoros Playa Baghdad and Brownsville's Boca Chica Beach is about, no more than about 15 to 20 feet away," says DeLeon.

So far about 300 people on the US side have pre-registered for the event, and before the trash pickup, the two groups will greet each other.

"We actually wave hi to each other, it's real close," says DeLeon.

The group on our side will start at the mouth of the river and work towards the jetties. Clean up runs from about 9 am to noon Saturday, September 22nd.

If you’d like to help you can meet the group at the Home Depot off of Boca Chica Blvd. Saturday morning. Registration beings at 6 am and the convoy will depart to Boca Chica Beach at 7:15 a.m.

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