Friends of Padre, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and betterment of Padre Island and its inhabitants. Since its inception in 2008, the organization has donated over $48,000 to various projects. If you would like to become a Friend of Padre please donate. Thank You!

2014 Friends of Padre provided funding for the installation of this drinking fountain on the seawall parking lot on Mike Ellis Beach near South Packery.

2011—$10,000 donated to Friends of the Ark (Animal Rehabilitation Keep) in Port Aransas

Donation to ARK


2010—$2,500 donated to the National Park Service to purchase a beach wheelchair equipped with oversized tires to allow disabled persons access to the beach.

Beach wheelchair

2009—$20,500 donated to the National Park Service for debris removal resulting from Hurricane Ike.

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2008—$15,480 donated to Dr. Donna Shaver and the National Park Service for the Sea Turtle Science Recovery Program