Galveston Beach Ambassador Program
The Coastal Zone Management crew picks up over 2,000,000 pounds of trash from the 32 miles of beachfront on Galveston Island every year. With the number growing larger every year, the Park Board began a discussion with the community of Galveston, dubbed as the 'Let's Talk Trash' Roundtable Series. The series was an opportunity for locals to identify problems and solutions with the Park Board in order to mitigate the amount of trash that ends up on the sand or in the sea.
The Park Board noticed many dedicated individuals cleaning the beaches of Galveston on their own initiative and created the Galveston Beach Ambassador Program to highlight these individuals, provide resources, and create an open communication line for observations and data collected throughout the ambassador's cleaning efforts.
The Galveston Beach Ambassador Program was launched in the fall of 2022 as a result of the 'Let's Talk Trash' Roundtable Series.
Galveston Beach Ambassador Requirements
In order to be a Galveston Beach Ambassador, an individual must:
- Must be at least 18 years old and commit to the following:
- Picking up trash a minimum of once a week
- Reporting the amount of trash collected to the Park Board's Environmental Coordinator for data collection purposes
- Exemplifying kindness, a willingness to help, and a positive attitude when completing Beach Ambassador duties
- Lending an extra hand for beach cleaning after holiday weekends or during times of high visitor volume
- Complete training to be a Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)
- Maintain an open line of communication with the Park Board's Environmental Coordinator
- Complete and submit an application form
- Leaving a positive impact on the community
- Knowing you helped protect wildlife
- Open line of communication with the Park Board's Environmental Coordinator
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- Anyone who champions environmental sustainability
- Anyone who champions beach recreation
- Anyone who champions Galveston
- Anyone who wants to give back to their community
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