Saturday, September 23
Packery Flats on Mustang Island
Cleanup Site Info: The cleanup area will include tidal flats and marsh habitats along two miles of Highway 361, from the Packery Channel bridge to the Kates Hole Access Parking Lot.
On the day of the cleanup, you will drive through to check in and pick up a bag of cleanup supplies and instructions on where to go clean and where to leave your trash. The drive through pick up location will be located at the main Packery Flats Bayside Parking Lot – SH 361, Mustang Island, 1 mile north of Zahn Rd. Each clean up bag will contain Up2U mesh litter bag, gloves and possibly some cool swag.
Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, bring plenty of drinking water, hat, bug spray and sunscreen.
Be sure to download the Clean Swell ® app to track items you collect. Using the Clean Swell® app will make recording your trash pickup progress fun and simple!
Packery Flats, State Highway 361, just past Zahn Road on Mustang Island (map and directions below)
Important Safety Information:
- Wear closed toe shoes
- Wear gloves
- Don’t handle dead or injured animals
- Avoid heavy lifting
- Don’t Pick up Hazardous materials
- Stay cool
- Take special precautions with small children
Winter 2023 Beach Cleanup was a Huge Success!
So grateful for the 123 volunteers that joined us for the winter Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Program at Packery Flats. These dedicated volunteers picked up nearly 3,000 pounds of trash, including 90 shotgun shells, 5 giant tires, vacuum cleaner, massive window frame and a mangled iPhone. As always, we enjoyed partnering up and appreciate all the help from the amazing folks at the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and the #FREE Kona Ice thanks to CBBEP!
Adopt-A-Beach programs are now using the Clean Swell app to collect the valuable information gathered from our volunteers during beach cleanups. Take a look at the video below to check out how the app works.
Our Adopt-A-Beach clean-ups are a success!
Since the cleanups began, 79,012 volunteers have removed over 1,200 tons of trash from the Corpus Christi region.
-Get together with good friends for a good cause and get some Vitamin “Sea”
-See what unusual items wash up, blow onto and are left on Texas beaches
- Additional cleanup sites available at texasadoptabeach.org.
- We clean rain or shine!