In the fall of 2020, San Antonio Bay Partnership began organizing a Shorelines Cleanup around the Port O’Connor area. Much like the Abandoned Crab Trap Cleanup efforts, volunteers head out in boats & kayaks to small island shorelines throughout Matagorda Bay, Epiritu Santo Bay and San Antonio Bay. Volunteers are provided gloves and bags then walk or paddle picking up trash. Trash is often hidden in the cord grass and mangroves, it can be a difficult task. But our volunteers know they make an impact. We ask volunteers to log items of trash they removed. In the three years since we’ve started this event, plastic bottles are by far the most common item (6983) followed by plastic pieces, aluminum cans and plastic bags.
It was an outstanding effort by our partnering organizations and individual volunteers!
Click here for the full 2023 SABP Shoreline Cleanup Summary
Thank you to our 2023 Shorelines Cleanup Partners!
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