Stuff from the Island Moon

THE STORY.... The Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday approved funds to redesign the Packery Jetties. With a unanimous vote the council allocated a total of $600,000 to hire a consultant to do a redesign of the jetties to avoid a repeat of the damage done by Hurricane Harvey.An assessment of the damage and repair options was presented to the Island Strategic Action Committee in November 2018 with price tags ranging from $7.5 million to $13.5 million. According to information presented to the council Tuesday “repair concepts will be developed for two alternatives; one to return the project to its approximate pre-storm conditions, and another to upgrade the project to an improved condition that is more resilient to future storm impacts. The City will procure a design consultant through the RFQ process, and the selected firm will prepare the construction plans. Post design, construction will be procured.”

Saturday. March 9

Turtle Nesting Season TrainingIt’s not too late to sign up to become a volunteer at Padre Island National Seashore for the 2019 Nesting Season! There are still spaces available in our training sessions, but they are filling up fast! We are currently offering the following training sessions in March for new and returning volunteers:Classroom Session 19 March 2019 (Saturday), 8:00am-4:30pm UTV Training and Safety 210 March 2019 (Sunday), 8:00am-4:30pmUTV Training and Safety 3 16 March 2019 (Saturday), 8:00am-4:30pmRemember, you must sign up in advance! All volunteers who wish to participate during the nesting season must attend an annual classroom session (8-hour). Volunteers who are interested in conducting UTV Patrols must also sign up for the full-day UTV Training (8-hour). For additional information on training location, requirements, and opportunities please call (361) 949-8174, ext. 268 or email us at Contact us to sign up! Seats are limited and filling fast!!!!!

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