Port Houston employees teamed up with Galveston Bay Foundation to host one of our largest environmental cleanup events of the year. Despite having to reschedule the original event due to Tropical Storm Florence, more than 100 volunteers showed up at Morgan’s Point to lend a helping hand, collecting 2,174 pounds of trash and recyclables from the beach and surrounding areas.
This all-volunteer effort is dedicated to preserving and protecting our Texas coastline, including Galveston Bay. As part of the event, volunteers had the unique opportunity to document the different types of trash collected on the Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell App, an app used globally by the public to collect and study trash findings across the many waterways and oceans of the world.
“Port Houston is proud of our commitment to being good environmental stewards and responsible neighbors,” said Garret Berg, community relations manager for Port Houston. “Even with the cold and windy weather, it was great to see so many volunteers from both local communities and industry turn out to support this important cause.”
Volunteers of all ages worked together to collect nearly one dumpster’s worth of trash and potential marine debris, demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship and keeping Galveston Bay clean and beautiful.