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The 24th Annual Big Shell Cleanup is "All Systems Go" for our mission February 23rd. Here is the latest update from the beach. The wood has been cleared into the 40's down south.



 If you would like to make a donation in honor of Billy, you can click on the Paypal "Donate" button below or send a check to PO Box 18108 Corpus Christi, TX 78418.

Thank You!


 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 8525 volunteers have removed 2,726,000 pounds of trash from this remote and wild stretch of 4 Wheel Drive Only beach.


Friends of Padre

Friends of Padre Pre Cleanup Scouting Report 2/13/2019

County and Federal Government are working together along with concerned citizens and Friends of Padre preparing to clean 20 plus miles of beach on Feb 23rd. Come join us! Smooth sailing now! It's great to see a plan come together....

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A Call To Arms!

Update 2/07/2019 Friends of Padre, PINS Staff and Nueces County Coastal Parks are working overtime to get the road cleared out for the Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup. That's true dedication. Thanks to Friends of Padre Board members, Jeff...

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Friends of Padre Beach Report 11/24/2018

Jay Gardner filed this report Driving on Friday Nov. 23rd was brutal.  Tides to the dunes, and multiple vehicles had issues.  Driving on Sunday, Nov. 25th was a 10.5 out of 10.  Pompano were caught the length of the beach, mostly on...

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