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 days ago

Tropical Maniac Foundation

💙What are you doing March 14th for Spring Break? Join us in Matagorda for a day of fun, food, live music, and much more!

🌴Proceeds benefit Tropical Maniacs of Matagorda Foundation (501c3 non-profit) and will be used to purchase equipment to clean and maintain Matagorda beaches. 🌴
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💙What are you doing March 14th for Spring Break? Join us in Matagorda for a day of fun, food, live music, and much more! 

🌴Proceeds benefit Tropical Maniacs of Matagorda Foundation (501c3 non-profit) and will be used  to purchase equipment to clean and maintain Matagorda beaches. 🌴

2 weeks ago

Tropical Maniac Foundation

Project Goals for Beach Cleaning Machine:
* Remove 42,000 cubic feet of trash/debris per year from Matagorda county beaches while conducting operations in a way that is not detrimental to beach wildlife.
* Improve habitat for coastal marine life, especially birds and sea turtles, through removal of harmful debris.
* Prevent trash from entering the ocean and remove marine debris from beaches before it re-enters the Gulf of Mexico.
* Improve local economy through increased tourism by improving one of the most important amentities in the county.
* Create a roadmap for other organizations to duplicate this project including funding and results.
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Project Goals for Beach Cleaning Machine:
* Remove 42,000 cubic feet of trash/debris per year from Matagorda county beaches while conducting operations in a way that is not detrimental to beach wildlife.
* Improve habitat for coastal marine life, especially birds and sea turtles, through removal of harmful debris.
* Prevent trash from entering the ocean and remove marine debris from beaches before it re-enters the Gulf of Mexico.
* Improve local economy through increased tourism by improving one of the most important amentities in the county.
* Create a roadmap for other organizations to duplicate this project including funding and results.
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