Who We Are


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.


Friends of Padre

Friends of Padre Beach Report 7/13/2017

Tyler Thorsen and I did a scouting trip for FOP on Thurs., 13 July.  Due to busy schedules and admittedly to the fact that the fishing was good we were only able to go to the 32 mile beach.  Water...

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Thanks to Texas Bluewater Kayak Classic!

Friends of Padre was one of the charities chosen to be a recipient of funds from the charity raffle they held this past weekend at their tournament.  Thank you to this fine organization of fishermen and women who made this...

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Texas Blue Water Kayak Classic 7/08/2017

We will be setting up at Roy's Bait and Tackle today from 12am-5pm helping sell raffle tickets at the Blue Water Kayak Classic Tournament. $10 each, cash only. Lots of goodies to win. Must be present. Half of the proceeds...

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