"I feel that this adult crane teaching its colt how to hunt blue crabs is a good fit for KACB's 2019 'Love Where You Live and Play' theme..."
 ~Stephen Fisher

*We are showcasing our wonderful local photographers work for our 2019 theme. If you have a photo you'd like to submit that expresses your Love of Where You Live and Play , please contact us!
Greetings!

Where to begin... lots of fun new Greening and Cleaning projects and then there is this... we sort of were awarded this:

$210,000 - Governor's Community Achievement GRANT!!!!

KACB has gotten formal approval to use this graphic from the Clean Water Future folks 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.

Click here for some great water conservation tips : https://www.cleanwaterfuture.com/
Big Blue Crab Update

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
(361) 729-6661
I'm Bored!

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. 


Kudos to Oyster Recycling Group

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.
Our 2019 Theme:
Love Where You Live and Play

Thank you to all who played along!
Will do one again in the Fall.

Mid-Coast Texas Master Naturalists
Adopt Lamar Beach Road with
Texas Adopt a Beach
Program!

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!

KACB is regrouping and recharging this summer, as we plan for the Fall and and beyond. Thank you to everyone that supports our efforts for all of Aransas County.

Sincerely,

D'Ann Williams, KACB President
Upcoming Projects:
Rockport Post Office - Native Greening Project
Rockport-Fulton North Monument - Native Greening Project
Governor's Grant work with TxDOT
August - Pirate Athletics Sweep
Nov 2nd - Waterway Cleanup - 35 Business South Cleanup
2nd Saturday - Monthly Plant and Seed Exchange at the History Center
Big Blue Crab!! - Join our Subcommittee by emailing Amanda Wilson
Thank You to Our 2019 , Thus Far -
Members, Partners, Sponsors and Underwriters:
2019 KACB Memberships:
Senior 65+
Mary Griffin
Joellen Simmons
Vickie Wilson
Family
Patsy Jorgensen
Jennifer Heard
Com. Wendy Laubaugh
Janet Moore
Audra & Tom Strubbe
Amanda & Mark Wilson
Individual
Karen Ernst
Sharon Kirkham
Loma McMahan
Karen Mella
William Osterloh
Rosemary Pizio-White
Vicki Totten
Neli Spurrell 
Richard Stag
Judy Sutterfield
Cheryl Wilson
Lifetime
Cherry Morrell
Mark & D'Ann Williams
Business
Non-Profit
Your name here...
Partners:
Your Organization's Name Here...

Grant Awards
$15,000 - Corpus Christi Mayoral FEMA
$7500 - Keep Texas Beautiful Harvey
Grant - Fall 2018
$500 - Texas Sea Grant - Fall 2018
$5000 - Castaways - Feb. 2019
$210,000 Goods & Services Only KTB
TxDot 2019 Governor's Community
Achievement Award May 2019

Special Recognition:
2019 - Keep Texas Beautiful Governor's Community Achievement Award -
and now a Silver Member Affiliate!
2018 - Keep Texas Beautiful - Governor's Award
2018 - Coastal Bend Bays Foundation -
Presidential Award 
2018 - National Park Service -
Appreciation for Standing in Place for
Sea Turtles During Government
Shutdown
Program Underwriters:
Corpus Christi Mayor's FEMA Grant
George Wilkinson - Salt Lake
Com. Wendy Laubaugh - Salt Lake
Karen Mella - Real Estate
Mary Griffin - Cove Harbor
J erry Turner
Rickey Williams - Ongoing
D'Ann Williams
Your name here...