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The primary function of Friends of Padre is to fund and organize the annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup in perpetuity. Beginning in 1995, the Big Shell Beach Cleanup occurs once a year in the Big Shell portion of the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS). Each year, hundreds of volunteers dedicate a Saturday to removing trash from this 10-mile stretch of beach. Since its inception, over 7350 volunteers have removed 2,556,000 pounds of trash from this remote and wild stretch of 4 Wheel Drive Only beach.

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Friends of Padre Beach Report 12/2/2017

Friends of Padre Beach Report via Aaron Baxter 12/02/2017 Padre Island National Seashore Got on the beach around 0600 and made my way to the 18.5. I was only down for a day trip this time. Driving was excellent at...

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The 23rd Annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Cleanup February 24th 2018

  The 23nd Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup will be held on the Padre Island National Seashore on Saturday, the 24th of February, 2018. Volunteers will meet at the Malaquite Pavilion parking lot and the event will begin at...

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Friends of Padre Beach Report 11/22/2017

via Cody Moravits   Friends of Padre Trip 11-22-17             The water was brown the length of the beach until about the last 5 miles before the wind switched back out of the SE, then the water cleared the length...

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