25th Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup

The 25th Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Cleanup is slated for Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Padre Island National Seashore. This is the Silver Anniversary of this unique event. Volunteers are needed at Malaquite Visitor’s center no later than 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 29. Normal park admission will be waived for Cleanup participants – notify the park ranger at the park entrance gate that you are a cleanup volunteer.  Especially needed are volunteers with 4x4s willing to haul walk-in volunteers and also to pull trailers to the work area. If you are able to bring a trailer to haul trash off the beach, please do so! This event takes place rain or shine. Proper attire and footwear is strongly recommended – long pants, warm jackets, rain gear, closed-toe hiking-type shoes, etc. Work gloves, drinking water, and snacks will be provided down-island for the volunteers. Since its inception, more than 9925 volunteers have removed 2,876,000 pounds of trash from this remote and wild stretch of four-wheel-drive-only beach. While supplies last, we will also be distributing special commemorative t-shirts designed by Aug’s Art along with lunch at the conclusion of the event. Contact: Tyler Thorsen – Vice President – Friends of Padre for more information. Email: tthorsen@grandecom.net or 361 779 – 3044

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