About Costa Cleanups

We saved TWO baby turtles at our February 22nd Refuge Trash Bash!! Both turtles were taken to Sea Turtle Inc, our local turtle hospital and were treated and released back to the ocean.

Thank you Adventure Ovrlnd for helping us transport people at our very first Refuge Trash Bash @South Padre Island North Beach!! This great group helped transport 300 volunteers up 13 miles of beach that are only accessible with a 4x4 vehicle.

We enjoyed the beach after a hard day cleaning it up. We love South Padre Island North Beach and we’re proud of our work!

Two of the many great people that helped us with our educational booths and with lunch. Thank you so much to all the volunteers that help make our cleanups a success!

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Costa Cleanups takes Channel 5 news to the beach to bring awareness to our trash problem on the remote area of South Padre Island. Tonya Tallard explains why beach cleanups are necessary in this hard to reach, long stretch of beautiful beach. Thank you Channel 5 News for your help!! The cleanup was a huge success in removing 9,120 pounds of trash from the targetted 13 miles of remote beach by 300 volunteers.

501c3 Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization

Initial Board of Directors

Tonya Tallard

Vice President

Thomas Bainter


Thoren Thorbjorsen