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Various groups hold beach cleanups across the Coastal Bend area in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

After Hurricane Hanna took a beating on our coastal environment, many members of the community have stepped up to help restore the area.
Credit: Beach Keepers

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dozens of people showed up to Mustang Island State Park on Saturday morning for a beach cleanup organized by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Volunteers began at 9 a.m on August 1 and met in the parking lot to receive their gloves and bags for the trash they would be picking up.

Officials say the event was aimed to reduce litter and trash debris from Hurricane Hanna and want to remind the public that the park is not open for recreational access at this time.

Credit: Mustang Island State Park

Meanwhile, a group of young men from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Air Station- Corpus Christi worked extremely hard to clean up Doddridge Park in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna.

Credit: Facebook: Joseph Johnson

Flour Bluff-Padre Island 4-H club also helped clean the Packery Channel on Saturday. According to Flour Bluff-Padre Island 4-H's reporter, Hailey, "Seventeen people come out and help participate in the Hurricane Hanna Packery Channel Park clean up. We were able to pick up quite a bit of trash. Everyone did a great job!"

Credit: Flour Bluff Padre Island 4H

A group of students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi rolled up their sleeves for two days of labor at the Corpus Christi Marina, moving debris caused by Hurricane Hanna.

TAMU-CC officials say the student team was managed by Tony Wood, Director of The National Spill Control School at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, with approval from Marina Superintendent, Gina Sanchez.

Credit: TAMU-CC

Organizations such as Beach Keepers have also stepped up their efforts in their dedication to keeping area beaches and parks clean.

Beach Keepers also held a beach cleanup near Whitecap Beach on Saturday morning.

The director of Beach Keepers, Lana Rayn, made an early morning trip to Corpus Christi and cleaned up area beaches all day. According to the organization, Rayn lives three hours away from Corpus Christi but has made every beach cleanup.

Beach Keepers is hosting a beach cleanup on Saturday, August 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Hanna’s Helpers by Beach Keepers will meet on Mustang Island and volunteers will be formed into teams of 10 or less.

Organizers say Beach Keepers will provide water, bags, and gloves but volunteers must bring their own face mask, hand sanitizer, and other personal protective gear.

For more information on how you can get involved with Hanna’s Helpers by Beach Keepers, please visit their Facebook page.

Causes event in Corpus Christi, TX by Plastic Planet by Lee Allen and Beach Keepers Hub on Saturday, August 8 2020
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