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Sea Turtle Nesting Season in Port Aransas

The turtles are coming ashore! It's that time of year again when sea turtles leave thier wet world behind and head for dry land. Making the journey to shore all in an effort to lay their eggs in a safe location. You can help protect these critters by doing your part to help detect and protect sea…

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Whooping Cranes in Port Aransas

The 2024 Festival February 22–25, 2024 Each year since 1996, the Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas, Texas has celebrated the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. In 2024, the festival is back and ready to celebrate its 27th…

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Taking Care of Port Aransas Beaches

National Clean Beaches Week National Clean Beaches Week is fast approaching, so here are 5 tips on how you can show the Port Aransas beach some TLC in honor of the week! Keep Your Trash Out of the Sand It's no coincidence that National Clean Beaches Week coincides with the Fourth of July…

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Sea Turtles in Port Aransas

Happy World Sea Turtle Day Port Aransas is rich with wildlife, from dolphins to unique migrating birds. Perhaps one of the most exciting sights for a visitor, though, is a glimpse of a sea turtle bobbing along near the jetty rocks! Port Aransas is lucky enough to be home to several of the world’s…

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Palmilla Gone Green

Earth Day at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community in Port Aransas Every day is Earth Day when you live on the beach! From the call of the seagulls in the sky to the soft give of the sand beneath your feet, Port Aransas & Mustang Island are surrounded by daily reminders of how important it is to…

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Respecting Our Island Home One Plastic Bag At A Time

Global Recycling Day is here, which means it's time to party! Just kidding, Global Recycling Day is actually a time reserved for self reflection and learning about how your own trash habits affect the world around you. For example, researchers from Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Mission-Aransas…

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Make a Difference the Port A Way

National Make a Difference Day National Make A Difference Day is an excellent reminder that each of us can make a difference in the world with even the simplest of actions—and even while we're on island time. Read below for a few ways you can make a difference in Port Aransas and help protect the…

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Keep Calm and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful

Between wide stretches of beach and an abundance of distinctive wildlife, it’s difficult to imagine anything more appealing than the natural beauty of Port Aransas. Preserving that beauty, however, requires that those who enjoy the environment also act as its protectors. Helping that process along…

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The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas

An excerpt from "The Chapel on the Dunes Endures In Port Aransas: Mustang Island’s oldest continuously operating church has survived decades of hurricanes and comes out shining" Texas Highways Magazine Written by: Sallie Lewis Photos by: Larry Ditto High atop a sand dune in Port Aransas, a small…

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