Volunteers Needed November 20-21, 2020 to Help Restore Aransas Pathways Gardens

Aransas Pathways and Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi Sea Grant Program  invite you to help restore our natural gardens at Linda Castro Bird and Nature Venue at 4041 TX-35 Rockport, TX. Friday, November 20, 2020 from 9 am to 12 noon Saturday November 21, 9 am to 11 am We also invite you to Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary at 1401 S Church St. Saturday, Nov 21, 8:30 am -11 am What better way to give back to your community while being outdoors and social distancing! Bring your gardening gloves, water, mask and favorite gardening tool. If you would like to

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Coastal Holiday Event, Sat. Nov. 14, 10 AM at the History Center

Coastal Holiday Event, Sat. Nov. 14, 10 AM at the History Center

You’re invited to join the party at the History Center to unveil signage for our garden exhibit and view the coastal holiday display inside.  The fun begins Sat. Nov. 14 at 10 AM with coffee & donuts and brief comments about the historic foundations on display in the garden.  Events will be held outdoors, weather permitting. We are proud to announce the opening of our coastal holiday exhibit, “Holiday Fare … Brought to You by Land, Sea, and Air”.  The holiday celebration will include thematic trees echoing our current exhibit, “Sails, Trails, Rails and Wings.” Of course, we will not

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BIG SIT – a big success at Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

Great Texas Birding Classic

The “Big Sit” is an event held every year and sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife to promote birding and to record bird species in locations across the state. It is celebrated as the Great Texas Birding Classic. The Friends of Connie Hagar sponsored a team to honor the late Connie Hagar – the 1st lady of Texas birders. The team was headed up by Rockport’s Susan Foster. Due to COVID restrictions the number of participants was very limited. The total number of participants was nine. Birders gathered from 6 am to 6pm at the Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary and

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Volunteers Help Restore Aransas County Pathways Gardens

This September Aransas Pathways had local and out of town volunteer’s help restore our natural gardens after Hurricane Harvey. Due to COVID-19 we have not received any of our out of town volunteer groups. We recently had Morgan Ayers, a natural resource specialist from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Sea Grant Program along with two volunteers help us with Linda Castro Bird and Nature venue while maintaining social distancing. We would like to thank Morgen Ayers, Debbie Minns and Melissa Guthrie for helping us. If you would like to volunteer at one of the Aransas Pathways contact Deanna Spruce pio@aransascounty.org

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Bird City Letter of Support

ARANSAS PATHWAYS PROJECT ARANSAS COUNTY 2840 Hwy 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 November 2020 Aransas County Pathways supports the application to receive the Bird City status from the Parks and Wildlife Department. Aransas County and the City of Rockport and Town of Fulton are rich in natural resources. Our wealth of historic sites, birding opportunities, water-based recreational opportunities and the dedication of the community to their preservation are self-evident in the many organizations that have been established. Linda S. Castro Nature Sanctuary is 4 1/2 acres which contains 3 distant habitats…a live oak motte, a remnant of a coastal prairie,

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Key Allegro: A Vision for Growth

Exhibit opens: August 10, 2019 The Friends of the History Center for Aransas County announce the opening of the exhibit “Key Allegro: A Vision for Growth” set for Saturday, August 10th, 7:00 p.m. at 801 E. Cedar Street in Rockport.    From a Karankawa Indian settlement to the resort community it is today, Key Allegro’s history is colorful and storied. The exhibit will portray the early history of the coast to the present day, capturing all aspects of the growth of Key Allegro and how it impacts Aransas County and the surrounding areas.  Artifacts, maps, photographs, and videos will further

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