Loving Sea Rim State Park means keeping its miles of natural beach clean. Join in the fun Sept. 26 as volunteers combine some pick-up time with the bonus of a Gulf of Mexico view.
Adopt-A-Beach is a statewide initiative by the Texas General Land Office to help get the public aware of the trash on the Texas shoreline. The goal is to get volunteers to become active in beach cleanup and to educate people where the trash comes from and the dangers of such pollution on the Texas coastline, says Nathan Londenberg, park superintendent.
There’s some effort required to keep a tranquil view.
“It is amazing how much trash washes up on Sea Rim’s 5 miles of shore line. With all of the hours that are spent regularly picking up trash, we never seem to be able to keep up,” Londenberg said.
Visitors are usually awed as they cross the West Dune Boardwalk to hear the waves and watch the gulf hit the sandy shores. The Gambusia Nature Trail is a boardwalk through a grassy marsh where shore birds rule. Kayak rentals are available for rent at the Marsh Unit where paddlers can navigate three levels of trails.
Beach goers and the wildlife appreciate a clean beach, and Sept. 26 is when we can all pitch in.
“Trash patrol is an everyday activity at Sea Rim State Park,” Londenberg said. “This is not something that we only do twice a year. Every staff member at the park has a responsibility to pick up trash. Staff picks up trash on the beach as they are able to while juggling other park needs. The park also has volunteers that spend on average 6 hours a day picking up trash on Sea Rim’s shore.”
Registration is at 8 a.m. at the park and cleanup is until noon.
Sea Rim State Park Check – in: Park entrance, 10 miles west of Sabine Pass on Highway 87 South Contact: Contact: Bryan Hein 409 – 971 – 2559