OceanVida -Clean The Beach Tour 2021

Did you know that over 1 million marine animals (including mammals, fish, sharks, turtles, and birds) are killed each year due to plastic debris and trash in the ocean (UNESCO Facts & Figures on Marine Pollution)

My name is Jay Saenz, my colleague Brian Stubbs and I are from South Texas. We both grew up enjoying surfing, fishing, and relaxing on the beach. As we had our own children, we couldn’t wait to take them to the beach to enjoy the same things we did as kids, unfortunately, that was difficult with the amount of debris on the beach.

Brian and I started Ocean Vida a few years ago to help ensure we had clean beaches for our families, residents and tourist to enjoy. Ocean Vida means Ocean Life, but to us it means so much more.

To date we have had numerous beach clean ups, with dedicated volunteers, at both South Padre and North Padre. We have been able to sponsor this work through the sales of our fishing and surfing apparel. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we were unable to manufacture and sell most of our apparel and follow through on our commitment to engage the community in beach cleanups this year.

As businesses begin to open at full capacity and more people feel safe getting out to our beaches, we are excited to restart our beach clean up program. Although, we cannot do it without you, we are raising money to support our six beach cleanups for 2021 in South and North Padre. 

Your money will help to pay for all resources, products, materials, expenses, required for the cleanups.  Help make the beaches more enjoyable for you and your families and save our marine animals, and impact the environment, ecology, and community.

No matter how big or small your donation, help us take care of our beaches, turtles, environment, ecology, and community. 

Beach Cleanup Days

May 23 - Corpus Christi Beach Cleanup (free t-shirts)

June 13 - Corpus Christi Beach Cleanup

July 18 - Corpus Christi Beach Cleanup

August 15 - Corpus Christi Beach Cleanup

September 19 - South Padre Island Beach Cleanup (free t-shirts)

October 10 - South Padre Island Beach Cleanup

For corporate sponsorship go to [email redacted] 

Thanks in advance for your support and shared love for our beaches.

All our best,

Jay and Brian


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Jay Saenz 
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