Texas State Aquarium Staff and Volunteers Coordinate Massive Beach Clean-Up

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July 31, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Texas State Aquarium (TSA) staff and volunteers are coordinating an expansive beach clean-up at Packery Channel Park on Friday, August 1 in an effort to rid the popular park of beach trash and debris. The clean-up is being spearheaded by the Aquarium’s teen volunteer group, AquaTeens, as part of their community outreach project.

“We know that this park sees heavy crowds during the summer, and in turn lots of trash, so the AquaTeens chose it as their clean-up area in an effort to rid the park of harmful marine debris, like fishing line and plastic bags,” says Director of Human Resources Nicole Andrade.

Representatives from the City will accompany the group to aid in the clean-up effort and transportation of the collected trash to the appropriate disposal site.

WHAT: Photo/Video opportunity of beach clean-up by City staff and TSA staff/volunteers

WHEN: Friday, August 1 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Packery Channel Park

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The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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