Surf Camp For The Disabled: Make Promises Happen
Each year the Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Chapter has hosts a surf camp for the Disabled. The camp has been held in different location varying throughout the Coastal Bend beaches with Port Aransas being the current location of the last few camps. In June campers from a program called “Make Promises Happen”, located near Oklahoma City make the long trip down to the Texas Coastal Bend to meet up with volunteers from all over the state to experience the thrill of riding a wave. The camp is held in the evening for two days and when completed it’s hard to tell who had the most fun the campers or the volunteers. This event has become one of the TXCBC’s largest and most popular events, guaranteed to leave everyone totally stoked.
- The event is open to anyone with disabilities.
- Volunteers are welcome to participate, surfing experience is not required.
Skip the Plastic:
“Skip The Plastic” is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
Storm Drain Marking Program:
TXCBC volunteers help Corpus Christi’s Storm Water Department twice a year to apply medallions on storm drain inlets in selected areas of the city. We also distribute educational brochures informing homeowners about their role in reducing the negative impacts of urban runoff.
Cigarette Butt Disposal Campaign:
The TXCBC received a grant to buy units to collect cigarette butts at selected areas on local beaches and piers. Look for the units in the near future.
- Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program contact:
- Christie Irps: 361-779-7402
Embrace The Gulf 2020:
The Gulf of Mexico provides food, shelter, protection, security, energy, habitat, recreation, transportation, and navigation – playing an important role in our communities, states, region, and nation. To highlight the value and the vitality of the Gulf of Mexico region, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance conceived an awareness campaign “Embrace the Gulf” for the entire year 2020. The awareness campaign will culminate in a multi-stakeholder, cross-sector celebration of the importance of the Gulf of Mexico throughout the year 2020.
Visit the ETG website here to find out more and to learn how you can help: https://embracethegulf.org/