Help Clean Up the Gulf of Mexico

Contribute to removing over 42,000 cubic feet of trash every year from our beaches and oceans..

Did you know that a 2017 marine survey concluded the Gulf of Mexico has one of the highest concentrations of marine trash reported worldwide? Another Study in 2019 found that Texas gets 10 times as much debris on our beaches as the other gulf states. We are at the crossroads of a major crisis and an opportunity to take action and make a noticeable impact on our environment, wildlife and local tourist economies.

A primary organizational goal is the major reduction in trash/debris on our beaches, in our bays and the Gulf of Mexico. While the current beach cleanups across Texas help a lot, the solutions have not scaled to meet the size of the problem. One of the best times to remove trash is while it is onshore. It is much more economical than collecting debris at sea and transporting it to shore for disposal. The Tropical Maniac Foundation seeks to fill that gap and create scalable solutions to the trash crisis in The Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Check out our projects page for more information and please Help out if you can!

OUR MISSION:

We will serve as ambassadors and stewards of our coastal beaches and bay areas, by leading cleanup efforts and beautification projects to help keep plastic out of the oceans.

OUR PURPOSE:

Beach and Bay Area Beautification

 

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3 weeks ago

Tropical Maniac Foundation

Through our foundation for Beaches and Bay Area Beautification “Tropical Maniac’s of Matagorda” we, with the help of the community of Matagorda, have raised money to help keep the Matagorda beach clean. I have ordered one of these Barber 600HD Surf Beach Rakes for delivery in mid March. ... See MoreSee Less

Through our foundation for Beaches and Bay Area Beautification “Tropical Maniac’s of Matagorda” we, with the help of the community of Matagorda, have raised money to help keep the Matagorda beach clean. I have ordered one of these Barber 600HD Surf Beach Rakes for delivery in mid March.Image attachment

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Excellent thank you 😊

So happy!

Long past due

Thats awesome...but other people need to pick up their trash and help keep the beach clean. I appreciate all you do for Matagorda

Awesome!

Awesome!!

Wow that's awesome, so cool...

It’s a community project and we appreciate all of the support we have gotten so far. We have a wonderful beach destination and we are proud to help make it better. We are working on our second annual Surf and Turf Festival to help raise additional funding to purchase a Tractor to pull it. It will be on March 13, 2021 in Matagorda so mark your calendar. Thanks to all who have supported our efforts!

Yippee!

Thank you 💕

Yea!!!! Good job! Thanks for working so hard for our community!

Amazing! Thanks

Woohoo

This is so awesome!!!! Can't wait to see it working on our beach.

That’s incredible!! Congrats!🎉

Thank you

Great news!

Julie Roark Berry Gardner

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3 months ago

Tropical Maniac Foundation

Steve Horn giving the palm trees a little love after the storm induced saltwater bath. #thatsmatagorda #tropicalmaniac #matagordabeach #beachlife ... See MoreSee Less

Steve Horn giving the palm trees a little love after the storm induced saltwater bath. #thatsmatagorda #tropicalmaniac #matagordabeach #beachlife
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