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Oct 03 2011

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Raptober: Trash turns to art

Trash collected was molded into works of art by volunteers. (Photo by Lauren N. Laughlin)

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN
Special to the PRESS

On Saturday, Oct. 1, 40 volunteers gathered with Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter and removed over 300 pounds of plastic trash from Andy Bowie Park on South Padre Island.

In order to better educate the public on beach litter, the Surfrider Foundation has declared the month of October “Raptober” and kicked it off with the One Foot At A Time Plastic Cleanup event. The idea is simple; collect 1,000 square feet of plastic from beaches across the United States.

Adults and children alike combed the beach and sand dunes picking up plastic and all types of litter.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Oct. 3 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

Permanent link to this article: http://portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/03/raptober-trash-turns-to-art/

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