Friends of Padre Wins Conservation Award at CBBF Annual Banquet
12/04/2014 Friends of Padre took home the award for Conservation Nonprofit Group at the 12th Annual Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Banquet held December 4th at Northshore Country Club in Portland, TX. Friends of Padre President, Captain Billy Sandifer and Vice President Dr.David McKee accepted on behalf of the group. Thanks to CBBF for this prestigious honor and to KRIS Weatherman Maclovio Perez for doing a great job as emcee and videographer! Here is a complete list of this year's honorees from the CBBF The Awards Banquet theme this year is “Restoration in the Coastal Bend.” CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING AWARD WINNERS Coastal Steward – Beth Hoekje Coastal Community – Baffin Bay Volunteers Education K-12 – Yolanda Aviles Higher Education – Dr. Mike Wetz Nonprofit Organization – Friends of Padre Island Industry – Port of Corpus Christi Authority We are especially pleased to announce the President’s Award Mr. Scott Murray For Outstanding Vision and Leadership for Baffin Bay Natural Resource Conservation Assessments Mr. Murray received support from the following: Kleberg County – Funding Partner for Baffin Bay Natural Resource Conservation Assessments Celanese – Bishop Facility – Funding Partner for Baffin Bay Natural Resource Conservation Assessments Friends of Baffin Bay -Supporting Partners for Baffin Bay Natural Resource Conservation Assessments Proceeds from the Banquet benefit the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and help us provide outreach, habitat restoration, and educational opportunities that promote conservation of our precious natural resources.