This Saturday marks the start of this fall’s beach cleanup.
Multiple organizations such as the Adopt –A-Beach program and the city of Brownsville will take litter off our beaches.
They are expecting thousands of volunteers to join them in lifting thousands of pounds of debris.
The city of Brownsville will be conducting its 6th Bi-National Beach Cleanup at Boca Chica Beach.
We asked experts what precautions they should take during this red tide season.
Community Service Specialist for the City of Brownsville Eli De Leon says, “We’ve never had the red tide affect us at all, but we’re always expecting, we’re always taking safety measures no matter what. There are rumors that we might have some dead fish. At all cost we’ll avoid picking them up, we’re going to focus on picking up the litter: the trash, the cans, the aluminum, plastics, stuff like that.”
Gloves and cleanup materials are provided. Volunteers are asked to wear shoes or covered sandals when out on the beach.
Adopt A Beach begins from 8:30 AM. to noon.
The City of Brownsville will be out on Boca Chica Beach from 9:00 to 2:00 PM.
Registration will be available on site.