Who We Are

 

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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Friends of Padre Beach Report 8/03/2017

I invited Al Oswalt to join me on what turned out to be a very interesting scouting trip of PINS on 3 Aug.  We were on the beach a little before daylite and immediately noted that the night time high...

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Friends of Padre Beach Report 8/03/2017

I invited Al Oswalt to join me on what turned out to be a very interesting scouting trip of PINS on 3 Aug.  We were on the beach a little before daylite and immediately noted that the night time high...

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Friends of Padre Beach Report 7/13/2017

Tyler Thorsen and I did a scouting trip for FOP on Thurs., 13 July.  Due to busy schedules and admittedly to the fact that the fishing was good we were only able to go to the 32 mile beach.  Water...

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