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The primary function of Friends of Padre is to fund and organize the annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup in perpetuity. Beginning in 1995, the Big Shell Beach Cleanup occurs once a year in the Big Shell portion of the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS). Each year, hundreds of volunteers dedicate a Saturday to removing trash from this 10-mile stretch of beach. Since its inception, over 7350 volunteers have removed 2,556,000 pounds of trash from this remote and wild stretch of 4 Wheel Drive Only beach.


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Friends of Padre Beach Report 11/04/2017

Friends of Padre Report 11-4-2017 Cody Moravits            Air Temp:        Mid 70s in the morning warming up to the upper 80s by the afternoon Wind:              Winds stayed around 10-12 mph until about mid morning then increased to 15-20 Weed:              No sargassum...

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Texas Turtle Nest Update 9/24/2017

Today a new green turtle nest was located on the Texas coast, at Padre Island National Seashore.   KEMP'S RIDLEY TURTLE This year, 353 Kemp’s ridley nests were confirmed on the Texas coast. This far surpasses the previous record of...

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Friends of Padre Beach Report 9/17/2017

Cody Moravits Waves: 1-2 feet with occasional 3 footers on 2nd bar Water temp: 83 degrees F Wind: 5-10 mph ESE increasing to about 15 mph late in afternoon Driving: 4.5/10             There is a ton of debris on the...

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