This FREE annual, family-friendly event has helped raise awareness of environmental stewardship and education and increased appreciation for our Coastal Bend natural resources. This year you don’t want to miss out on some of our big exhibitors: The Texas Zoo in Victoria, Birds of Prey: Raptor Demonstrations, Kid Fish’s catch & release tank, and the Youth Odyssey Rock Wall Climbing! This year, for the first time, we are featuring a Pop-Up Doggy Park with FREE training demonstrations, so feel free to bring your puppy or pooch along!
Exhibit! – You can fill out the form online right here or you may print it out and email it or fax it to us at 361-882-5625.
Volunteer! – This year we are expecting up to 10,000 visitors, so we need a lot of volunteers! You cans sign up to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.
Sponsor! -Want to let everyone know about you or your company’s dedication to conserving our coastal natural resources? Become an Earth Day-Bay Day Sponsor! We need your support to help bring this great event to the Coastal Bend. There are various sponsorship levels available. Just fill out a form and email it to us or fax it to 361-882-5625.
Goals of Earth Day-Bay Day are:
1. Education – Educate the public about bays, estuaries, other native habitats, and the importance of clean air, clean water and a clean environment.
2. Conservation – Urge citizens to become proactive in their day-to-day lives by recycling, composting and conserving energy, water and other resources.
3. Habitat Protection – Encourage protection of native habitats (such as seagrasses) by encouraging low-to no-impact outdoor activities such kayaking, windsurfing, birding, fly-fishing, gardening and hiking.
4. Participation – Encourage our visitors to become active in local groups, such as the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, Beautify Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation.
Top Sponsors of the event are the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Other Sponsors include Cheniere Energy, Devary Durrill Foundation/Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, Flint Hills Resources, the Trull Foundation, Youth Odyssey, Corpus Christi Solid Waste Dept., Corpus Christi Stormwater Dept., Corpus Christi Water Dept., Downtown Kiwanis Club, Nueces River Authority, San Patricio Municipal Water District and the Coastal Bend Sierra Club.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Debbie L. Brackett Grimaldi, Earth Day Coordinator
Off. (361) 882-3439
Remembering Peggy L. Sumner(Click to view)