Beautify the Bayou Cleanup Event Scheduled at Highland Bayou Park February 22 Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission plans Texas Waterway Cleanup, calls for local kayakers
LA MARQUE, TEXAS (January 14, 2020) – Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is hosting a Texas Waterway Cleanup Event from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Mac McGaffey Highland Bayou Park in La Marque. The City of La Marque is providing lunch.
Volunteers needed to help clean the banks of the lake at Highland Bayou Park. Some debris is only accessible by small watercraft, so Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission is seeking kayakers to help.
Alanah Brown, KLMB Commissioner, said Keep La Marque Beautiful decided to do a waterway cleanup because so much of La Marque’s tourism centers around our bayous and waterways.
“We have two cleanup events in La Marque every year, but we wanted to do more,” Brown said. “We have beautiful waterways, bayous and grasslands in our city, and the Commission is dedicated to keeping them clean.”
More than 500 people are expected to visit Highland Bayou Park for the Kids Fish event in March.
“KLMBC added this waterway cleanup two weeks in advance of La Marque Kids Fish for a reason,” Brown said. “We’re doing our part. The park will be gleaming and beautiful for all to enjoy that day.”
To volunteer for Beautify the Bayou, visit beautiful.cityoflamarque.org or call Colleen Merritt at 409-938-9255.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County, 15 miles south of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque is the second-fastest-growing city in the County with an estimated population of 16,700, an area of 14.25 square miles and boasting 14.3 miles of I-45 frontage—more than any other city in Galveston County. Citizens enjoy easy, breezy coastal living, abundant housing options and the security of a hurricane protection levee system. La Marque is a sportsman’s paradise and offers access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment opportunities. Citizens and visitors enjoy Bayou Fest, a fall concert series and BBQ Cook-Off providing free family fun; Magical Winter Lights, a 52-day holiday lantern festival; and Crawfish Bash, an annual crawfish cook-off that earned a Guinness World Record in 2017. For business, La Marque offers prime I-45 frontage, creative incentives, an abundance of commercial property, a budding downtown revitalization and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf and the Hub of the Mainland. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org