Brownsville’s festive ambience sets the mood for an exciting and fun vacation for the whole family. From our Charro Days festivities in February, to our Latin Jazz Festival in October, it’s no wonder Brownsville is Always a Fiesta!
The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program began in the fall of 1986, when 2, 800 volunteers picked up 124 tons of trash. Since then, more than 489,000 volunteers have removed more than 9,200 tons of trash from Texas beaches. The Texas Adopt-A-Beach program is an all-volunteer effort to remove trash from Texas beaches and waterways and to increase public awareness of the problem of marine debris and beach litter. Twice each year volunteers check in at sites along the coast to pick up.
This a bi-national beach cleanup effort aimed at removing all litter and debris along our coastal beaches. Cities along the coast including in Mexico gather to keep our coastal beaches clean.
Individuals who are interested in volunteering their time to teach others how to fish and become part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Volunteer Aquatic Education team will have the opportunity to become certified in the TPWD Aquatic Education Program. Individuals will learn how to: tie fishing knots, teach the proper casting stroke, use fishing equipment, gain insights into fish habitat, grasp a fuller understanding of TPWD fishing regulations, focus on local baits, tricks, tips and techniques and gain extensive knowledge of what is expected from TPWD when conducting angling education classes in one’s community.
This training is limited to 25-30 individuals and preregistration is required. Registrants must be 18 years of age or older and must pass a background check. Please bring a lunch, water and wear closed-toe shoes. A hat and sunscreen is highly recommended. Registration is completed online at http://www.fishingsfuture.org/content/tpwd-and-fishings-future-angler-education-instructor-certification-training
Call the refuge for more information at 956-748-3607 ext 111. Information is also available on the refuge’s website www.fws.gov/refuge/Laguna_Atascosa
The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a 2-mile walk to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in our community. Everyone is invited to attend this free event and even sign up a team or walk individually. Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event! Join us in turning Brownsville purple in the fight to #ENDALZ!