Keeping Texas Beaches Clean and Safe

Sprint Waste Services was happy to once again lend a hand to a cause we love to support: keeping our Texas beaches clean and safe. For the second year in a row, our Texas City branch office stepped up to donate needed equipment and services for the Adopt-a-Beach Fall Cleanup earlier this month at the Texas City Prairie Preserve.

Sprint Waste donated trash containers, portable toilets, handwashing stations and hauling services to support the volunteers who were assisting in the Adopt-a-Beach fall cleanup.

Run by the Texas General Land Office and dating back to 1986, the Adopt-a-Beach program is an all-volunteer effort that keeps Texas beaches and coastal waters clean, rallies and organizes resources, and educates Texans of all ages about the harmful effects of marine debris. Since its inception, the program has brought together more than 476,000 volunteers to rid Texas coastlines of more than 17 million pounds of trash, making it one of the most successful programs of its kind.

The Texas City Prairie Preserve is somewhat unique from other area beaches included in the program in that it is an island surrounded by industry and urbanization. Located on the shores of Moses Lake and Galveston Bay in Texas City, it is a 2,300-acre nature preserve created by the Nature Conservancy in 1995 with an original land donation from ExxonMobil. Today, the preserve supports a variety of wildlife and serves to protect the coastal prairie and wetlands. Read more about the Texas City Prairie Preserve and why this piece of land is important to Texas here.