Come out and help our environment by picking up waterway trash in the Houston area

trash bash March 28, 2020If you’re not otherwise engaged on the weekend of March 27, 2021, consider joining us for a great time hanging out with trash.  No, not that kind of trash.  We’re talking about the kind of trash that pollutes our waterways and therefore our environment.

It’s the 28th annual River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash to support the Texas Conservation Fund.  It’s easy to get involved, and it’s fun for everybody.

The conservation fund was launched in 1985 to advance America’s land and water legacy.  Working with a variety of partners, the fund focuses on conserving land, training leaders and investing in conservation.  It is headquartered in Arlington, Va., and has saved more than 6,000,000 acres of land throughout all 50 states.

What happens at the Trash Bash?

It’s one big clean-up, with thousands of volunteers who care about our planet gathering along waterways in Texas and removing the trash that could spoil and ruin our natural lands.  The Bash grows every year, and every year we add to the massive amount of trash we’ve picked up since the project started in 1994.

Get more information on the weekend’s agenda as it becomes available here.  Also, learn more about how this year’s event is being billed as a “virtual” event to keep people safe during the COVID-19 situation.

About the Bash

Trash Bash is financed in part by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Trash Bash is approved to receive TCEQ Supplemental Environmental Project funds.

The event is the largest single-day waterway cleanup event in Texas.  Trash Bash was founded in 1994 by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  The inaugural Bash saw 3,000 volunteers working at seven sites.

By 2020, the event had grown to cover 16 sites across the Galveston Bay Watershed with more than 4,000 volunteers taking part.

Some of our team will be there this year to give a little of our time.  We encourage you to make a space in your schedule to give some of your own time to suport this very worthy cause.

The TGB Group Team