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Sea Turtle Conservation Near Padre Island National Seashore

Summary

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will help-re-establish a nesting colony of Kemps Ridley sea turtles on the Padre Island National Seashore. Nesting patrols, using all terrain vehicles, will conduct inspections repeatedly each day from the first of April through mid-July and daily from mid-July to mid-August. Also funds will be used to educate and involve the community, support volunteers who aid with turtle observations, conduct media interviews, distribute handouts and posters, and invite the public to view hatchling releases.

Basics

Cameron

Coastal Bend

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

$418,453

Classification

CIAP

Planning, Study, Data Collection

N/A



Funding Sources

Source 1

Completed

N/A

Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)

Primary

Federal

$400,000

2007

2013

Source 2

Completed

N/A

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Secondary

State

$18,453

2007

2013


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Contacts

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Mike Ray
4200 Smith School Rd
Austin, Texas 78744
512-389-4649

General Land Office
Coastal Resources
1-800-998-4456 press 8
512-475-0773