FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2019
Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles .org, (512) 417-7741
GALVESTON — This Friday, the Galveston Island community will have the opportunity to give resident sea turtles and other wildlife a helping hand by cleaning up trash left on beaches after the Fourth of July at the Star Spangled Beach Cleanup.
Hosted by Turtle Island Restoration Network and Galveston Island Brewing, the Star Spangled Beach Cleanup will be held on Friday, July 5 from 8am to 10am at two locations on Galveston Island—East Beach and Seawall & 37th. Following the cleanup, event participants will receive a free beer from Galveston Island Brewing.
“Every year we see a disturbing amount of trash left on our beaches after the holidays,” said Turtle Island Restoration Network Gulf Program Director Joanie Steinhaus. “We need to work together to restore the coastline following the impacts of the Fourth of July, and we’re so thankful to Galveston Island Brewing for joining a community-wide effort to keep our sea turtles and our coastal environment safe.”
Volunteers will meet at the cleanup location and receive a special grain sack donated by Galveston Island Brewing. After the sack is filled with trash from the beach, Galveston Island Brewing is offering cleanup participants one free beer and 10% off their tab on the day of the beach cleanup.
“Craft brewers have made sustainability a priority for our industry on a national level,” said Galveston Island Brewing Owner Mark Dell’Osso. “For us at GIB who live, work and play on the water, it’s a very personal commitment. Especially when it comes to our beaches. We need to set the example for our visitors to follow.”
The beach cleanup will run from 8-10am and Galveston Island Brewing will be open from 10-11am for beach clean up participants.
To join Turtle Island Restoration Network and Galveston Island Brewing for the Star Spangled Beach Cleanup, please register online or check-in on the morning of the cleanup at the registration stations. For more information, visit seaturtles.org/star-spangled-beach-cleanup or call 409-795-8426.
Turtle Island Restoration Network is a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife. Join our network to help us protect all marine species and the blue-green planet they call home at www.seaturtles.org.