KACB has gotten formal approval to use this graphic from the Clean Water Futurefolks and the Aransas County Navigation District is willing to let us create and install these signs at all our boat ramps in Aransas County! Will be coming up with 5 gallon bucket trash toppers this Fall.
We are pulling together a database of fiberglass and steel sculptors, large scale brand manufacturers and even parade float companies in which to send out RFPs to start the process and identify our monetary goal.
If you know of someone who might be interested in taking on a formal commission to build our crab, please email, our BBC Chair: Amanda Wilson
Our plan is to sell personalized donor bricks to flank the Big Blue Crab with a Harvey Monument and install landscape lighting, etc. Currently we have $32,470.31 in the Blue Crab Savings Account. To make a tax-deductible donation via check or PayPal:
If you would like to serve on the Blue Crab Committee, please let Amanda know!
Fulton Beach Rd
We cleaned up 3800 lbs of debris with some of our volunteers coming all the way from San Antonio in April.
If you witness anyone dumping debris illegally into our precious bays contact:
Aransas County's Navigation District
2019 Summer Youth Challenge -
KACB wants to encourage our youth to explore conservation in and around Ar. County. Youth will earn points for each project they complete. Top challengers in each group: Elementary, Middle School & High School will be invited to a special Panjo's Pizza Party to celebrate and discuss what you found the most interesting during the summer.
During 2 weekends recently this group organized an oyster reef seeding program off of Lamar Beach Road. "The oyster shell recycling program reclaims oyster shells from local restaurants and other sources and uses them for oyster reef restoration, habitat enhancement and marine resource conservation projects."
FACT: Besides being delicious, just 1 oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of bay water a day!
Ar. Co. Turtle Team Assists ARK with Turtle Release
In Port A last weekend, a huge crowd was on hand to cheer on the great work that Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) does rescuing injured sea turtles! Aransas County volunteers transport all our hurt and/or deceased turtles for study to ARK.
The great need for Recycling - Reuse -Reduce is at times seen in action as sea turtles are harmed by debris in our waters.
In 2019, we hope to install adopt a highway signage, etc. in as many areas as we can. Empowering citizens is the only way to effectively cleanup the county and keep it clean. All supplies and haul off provided free of charge.
If you'd like to grab a spot, before someone else does, please call or email us!