Debris is a problem on our beaches, and for over twenty years, the Friends of Padre nonprofit organization has been working to fight it. This year, the 23rd Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup will need lots of volunteers to help clean up Padre Island National Seashore. Come out and be a part of this great event that protects and beautifies our community. Between 500 to 800 people volunteer to pick up the year’s worth of litter and other items off the sand.

The Cleanup takes place on Saturday, February 24th, rain or shine. Volunteers will meet before 8:00 a.m. at the Malaquite Visitors Center parking lot. Volunteers will not have to pay an entry fee. Water and light snacks will be on hand in the work areas, but please bring your own food items if needed. Lunch will be provided at the Visitors Center Pavilion once the event has concluded. Volunteers will also receive event t-shirts.

In addition to working volunteers, the Cleanup also needs four-wheel-drive vehicles and trailers to haul trash. The trailers need to be in good condition because they’ll be going over rough terrain. The organizers recommend that volunteers wear long trousers, long-sleeved shirts, windbreakers, suitable head-wear, and sturdy pairs of work shoes.

For more information about the event and about the Friends of Padre, visit their website here.

Whether you’re fishing this weekend or enjoying other activities, let Boat Stop Storage’s Rockport or Corpus Christi locations keep your boat safe and protected. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).