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The primary function of Friends of Padre is to fund and organize the annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup in perpetuity. Beginning in 1995, the Big Shell Beach Cleanup occurs once a year in the Big Shell portion of the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS). Each year, hundreds of volunteers dedicate a Saturday to removing trash from this 10-mile stretch of beach. Since its inception, over 7350 volunteers have removed 2,556,000 pounds of trash from this remote and wild stretch of 4 Wheel Drive Only beach.

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 6/16/2017

Via Dr. Donna Shaver   Today, 1 loggerhead nest was found in Texas, at Padre Island National Seashore.   KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 343 Kemp’s ridley nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to...

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 6/16/2017

Via Dr. Donna Shaver   Today, 1 loggerhead nest was found in Texas, at Padre Island National Seashore.   KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE So far this year, 343 Kemp’s ridley nests have been confirmed on the Texas coast including (north to...

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Friends of Padre Adopt-A-Highway 6/15/2017

Members of Friends of Padre conducted a quarterly cleanup of the shoulders and median on Park Rd 22 between Whitecap Blvd and Commodore on North Padre Island. Fortunately there were less mosquitoes and trash than anticipated.

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