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The coastal bays are home to an entire guild of birds that are known for their beauty and were once hunted near to the brink of extinction. These birds – pelicans, herons, spoonbills, terns, skimmers and many others – made easy targets during the breeding season, when they gather in dense colonies on small islets in the middle of the bays and lagoons to breed. (from CBBEP site)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 27th, 2018
Place: Blue Crab Check-In
Start Time: 8:30 to Noon
Will have members of CBBEP, Keep Aransas County Beautiful, MCMN, etc.
All Check in at the Blue Crab and then disperse to their areas
KACB to ask that everyone sign KACB liability waivers and provide liability insurance coverage
Water, Gatorade, Donuts, Pizza delivered at noon
Roadways - Citizens to cleanup Roadways around Little Bay
Rookery Islands - CBBEP, KACB networking with MCMN, etc. leadership to help out.
Stage Rookery Water, KACB Supplies on Island
Stage Roadway Water, KACB Supplies etc. at former Doc McGinnis Parking Lot
Aransas Nav. District okayed project via email
Little Bay Rookery Island - Equipment/Logistics:
Communication from CBBEP, Avian Conservation Biologist, Lindsey Brown:
“Our plan for Little Bay this year is to remove the debris and increase natural and artificial nesting structure for the birds. This includes installing one additional platform on the larger island and spreading the existing cactus by cutting pads and planting them in the ground.
Material for a platform = $300 – Builder’s First Source Donated!
Dumpster = 1 - Navigation District provided
Propagation tools to be provided
Garbage bags = KACB to provide
Gloves = KACB to provide
Water, Donuts = KACB to provide
Pizza Lunch = KACB to provide
Other Rookery Needs:
-Need a skimmer or a few boats to cart Aransas Co. volunteers to the island
CBBEP to install one pre-made rookery platform
Volunteers to cleanup island and propagate existing cactus
KACB Networking volunteer outreach with:
MCTMN would be: Pat Garland, Outreach Coordinator & Bob Cunningham Training Chair and Lives on Little Bay – Will be getting back with me
Ornithological Society at Texas State University, John Cheek will ask students to see if they want to come out.
Texas A&M Kingsville, Kelley Wood – will be getting plant material and let students know!
Coastal Bend Audubon Society - Barb Ripstein
Deb Corpora of the Aransas Bird and Nature Club
Roadway – Equipment/Logistics:
Road Barriers setup at Broadway to redirect traffic
KACB to supply all items needed for cleanup - Trash bags, yellow safety vests, grabbers, waters, Gatorade, Ice, pizza, First Aid kits, Purrell, etc.
Dumpsters for trash provided by Navigation District
Front end loaders for trash collection – Navigation District
Sponsors, thus far:
Builders FirstSource – Rookery Platform Materials
Aransas County Navigation District – Trash Bins and Frontend loaders for trash removal
City of Rockport – Road barriers at Broadway for traffic redirect
Pizza – KACB to underwrite, unless…
KACB / KTB – Trash bags, yellow safety vests, grabbers, waters, Gatorade, Ice, pizza, First Aid kits, Purrell, etc.
Harbor Carts – Golf Cart Transportation
Marketing this Special event –
Press Release sent to news affiliates to cover it, announce sponsors and get citizens out to cleanup roads, Social media, eblast,
Email fishing guides to sign up
Press release to news, social media photos, etc. thanking sponsors, etc.
Create Safety Talk to review with all participants
KACB Liability waivers
Day of Contacts:
D’Ann Williams – Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB) – 214-334-7959
Rosemary Pizio-White – KACB – 361-210-8300
Keith Barrett – Navigation Dist. - 361-729-6661
Heidi Duplechian – Cove Harbor – 361-205-7881
Capt. Tommy Moore – Cell-361-463-6388 Office Golf Carts -Harbor Carts -877-892-4737
Mark Williams - Skimmer/Bayboat to transport volunteers 8-9 person Bay Boat – 214-587-1915
KACB Budget: KACB October expense items approved
$100 Check-in Table Supplies, Donuts, Water, Gatorade, Ice, etc.
$400 Pizza Lunch After
Little Bay Restoration / Roadway Cleanup Project Revised 10/10/18
Enriching and empowering the community through litter prevention, waste management, beautification and recycling by means of education and enforcement.