After Mayor C.J. Wax declared May 24th-26th to be “Skip the Plastic Weekend” in Rockport (see previous blog), Fulton’s City Council and the Aransas County Navigation District passed similar resolutions also recognizing “Skip the Plastic Weekend”!
Events planned for the special weekend include:
• Showings of the award-winning movie, “Bag It” on May 24th and 25th at 1:30 PM in the Education Center at the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor. The movie is free and free popcorn will be served! H-E-B will be there giving away automobile rear view mirror hangers to remind you to take your reusable bags into the store and key fobs with foldaway bags.
• The Aransas County Navigation District will pass out free mesh trash bags at Rockport Beach.
• H-E-B will give away free reusable bags at their Rockport store.
• All week, a great exhibit about plastic pollution in the ocean will be displayed in the Rockport City Hall lobby; the display includes plastic water bottles that have bites taken out of them by turtles.
The cities and Navigation District support reducing the impact of plastic as a means of preserving their natural environmental health, economy and beauty of their ecosystem.