Working with Scenic Galveston, Inc., Phi Theta Kappa students and advisors participated in Trash Bash®, which is the largest single day waterway clean-up event in the State of Texas, on March 24 at the John M. O’Quinn Estuarial Corridor Preserve.
Trash Bash® has experienced tremendous growth over 24 years. Since 1994, 105,800 volunteers have collected 2,189 tons of trash, 16 tons of recycling and 10,709 tires.
The group picked up approximately 25-35 30-gallon bags of trash, which included one cell phone, countless food and beverage containers, over one dozen single shoes, a ton of clothing, fishing line, plastic bags and other miscellaneous waste.
The group encourages everyone to dispose of waste and trash responsibly – Don’t Mess With Texas, and help keep the state’s waterways healthy.
Pictured (left to right) are advisor and Medical Administration faculty member Donna Swartz, Sigma Gamma chapter president Kenneth Rudd, advisor and nursing faculty member Jeffery Eubank and PTK members Mattie Strawn and Crystal Rendon.