AUSTIN (AP) – Thousands of volunteers have helped pick up more than 86 tons of trash from Texas beaches in garbage removal ranging from shoes to chairs to plastic vampire teeth.
The Texas General Land Office on Wednesday announced results of the fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. More than 8,000 volunteers joined forces Saturday along 169 miles of the Texas coast to remove trash as part of annual efforts that began in 1986.
An agency statement said that other offbeat items removed from Texas beaches included fireworks, baby strollers, windshield wiper blades and a bowling ball.
Coastal cleanups are held three times each year. The next Texas General Land Office-led effort is scheduled for April 22, 2017.
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